Daniel Hemric idolized Dale Earnhardt as a kid. Now he wants to drive like him


When Daniel Hemric was growing up in Kannapolis, dreaming of becoming a NASCAR driver, Friday afternoons were hard. A long week of school would be nearly over, but the last few minutes of his final class seemed to last forever.

“I couldn’t wait to get out of school on Friday,” Hemric said, “to go back to the track on Friday night.”

Hemric was in kindergarten at the time.

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