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Podcast: Daniel Hemric's crew chief Danny Stockman on NASCAR Xfinity title chase

By Kelly Crandall | RACER.com NASCAR correspondent

2y ago

Danny Stockman will guide Daniel Hemric and the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team into the Xfinity Series championship race this weekend. Stockman is a NASCAR veteran and has spent a lot of time working to get to this position.

In this podcast you’ll hear how a week shakes out for a crew chief from one race to another; whether Stockman (pictured at left, with Hemric) knew of Daniel Hemric before working with him; praise for Hemric’s racing intelligence and how involved he is with the team; the difference in performance from 2017-18; Stockman’s racing background and connection to Brendan Gaughan; his history with Gaughan as well as champion Ron Hornaday; giving up driving to work on cars; the milestone Stockman set when he wanted to reach crew chief status; spending his teenage years studying racing books and being distracted in school; settling into the Xfinity Series now for a number of years; working with the Dillon boys versus other drivers; preaching mental toughness to his team; his leadership style and how Stockman feels he has grown over the years; what other accomplishments he still hopes to achieve in NASCAR.


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