Richard Childress Racing announces that they have signed Daniel Hemric to drive for the organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2019. RCR has been campaigning the #31 Chevrolet with Ryan Newman in 2018, but the team would not confirm if that number or #8 would be used in 2019. Hemric, making his second career Cup Series start this weekend at Charlotte, has been driving a car with 8 on the side. Hemric previously raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and most recently for RCR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
It was previously announce that Newman would move to Roush Fenway Racing in 2019 after 5 seasons with RCR.