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Daniel Hemric to sub for Ty Gibbs in No. 23 Toyota for Sunday’s finale

Daniel Hemric has been tabbed as the replacement driver for Ty Gibbs in the No. 23 Toyota for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship race, 23XI Racing announced Sunday.

Gibbs, originally scheduled to run in the finale, will not race due to the death of his father and Joe Gibbs Racing co-owner, Coy Gibbs.

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Ty Gibbs has been filling in for Kurt Busch in the premier series ride since Busch was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after a crash at Pocono Raceway in July. Gibbs made 15 starts in Busch’s absence.

Hemric straps into the 23XI Racing ride as the replacement driver, making his first Cup Series appearance since Oct. 2 at Talladega Superspeedway, when he drove for Kaulig Racing. Sunday’s race is his 47th Cup Series start.