Daniel Hemric finished seventh in the Kansas Lottery 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.
The top-10 finish for Hemric added 36 points to his season total. Hemric now ranks 14th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with 326 points. A total of 12 drivers make the playoffs.
Hemric started in ninth position. The third-year driver has earned 25 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes in his career.
In his career at Kansas Speedway, Hemric has compiled one top-five finish and his seventh-place result marks the first top-10.
The Kannapolis, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting at his career mark of 9.4 and completing the race six places ahead of his 12.7 career average finish.
Hemric competed against 37 other drivers on the way to his seventh-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 22 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were nine lead changes.
Brandon Jones brought home the win in the race, and Austin Cindric took second. Harrison Burton crossed the finish line third, Ryan Sieg took fourth, and Ross Chastain finished off the top five.
Cindric got off to a great start in the race, winning Stages 1 and 2, but couldn’t hang on to end up in Victory Lane.