Category Archives: Richard Childress Racing

RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 300

Matt Tifft Secures Top-10 Finish with No. 2 Tunity Team in
2018 Season Finale

“We may have finished 10th, but this result doesn’t show how fast our No. 2 Tunity Camaro was all weekend long. My team worked hard during both practice sessions to get our Chevrolet to where I could run the top lane, and I thought we were in a good spot for the race. We also qualified well, grabbing the ninth spot with a decent balance on the car. Unfortunately, when the race started I just couldn’t get the front grip out of the tires that I needed to make the top groove work. My team fought hard to get it to where I could stick and make the bottom work to my advantage, and that really helped give me just enough to break into the top 10 for the finish. I can’t thank this No. 2 team enough for everything they’ve done for me this season. We had a great year together, and I learned a lot. I also want to thank all my partners for coming on board this season. Their support means a lot to me, and I hope we did them all proud this year.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 300

RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 400

Austin Dillon Drives the Dow UCON Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
to 11th-Place Finish in 2018 Season Finale

“Man, I really wanted a top-10 finish today to finish out the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and we came so close. Our Dow UCON Camaro ZL1 had handling issues for most of the race, but I had confidence in crew chief Justin Alexander and the Dow Racing team that they would be able to work on our Camaro ZL1 during pit stops. They’ve been great at that all season long. We knew half the battle was gaining track position and we worked hard to do that both on the track and on pit road. By the final stage, the handling improved a lot. I was digging at the end but came up just short of a 10th-place finish. That was fun. I want to thank everyone at RCR and ECR and all of our partners for a great 2018 season. We were able to accomplish a lot together and I’m looking forward to next year.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 400

RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Richard Childress Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of the few race tracks where team owner Richard Childress has yet to earn a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Richard Childress Racing entries have finished second on four occasions: 2003 (Kevin Harvick), 2008 (Harvick), 2009 (Jeff Burton) and 2014 (Ryan Newman). In 60 starts, RCR has earned nine top-five and 24 top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile, progressively-banked oval with drivers Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Green, Harvick, Newman, Paul Menard and Mike Skinner. Kentucky Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway are the other tracks on the current Cup Series schedule where RCR is still on the hunt for hardware. Continue reading RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

Austin Dillon Earns Top-10 Finish at ISM Raceway in
American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro

“I’m really proud of this No. 3 team. This was one of the best Chevrolet Camaros we have brought to the racetrack all season long. We had solid practices, a strong qualifying effort and a good start to the race. We were able to earn points in both stages, but we made one adjustment that hurt the handling of the car and then we’re caught on pit road right as a caution came out. These guys never gave up, though. We got the wave around and were able to make another adjustment that really helped this American Ethanol Chevrolet over the final run. We also had a little luck on our side as we were able to avoid that big wreck late in the race. We’ll take this eighth-place finish and try to end the season on a high note at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

Richard Childress Racing– Whelen Trusted to Perform 200

Matt Tifft and GoGreen Equipment Team Secure Top-Five Finish at ISM Raceway

“First of all, I have to thank all of my team for the No. 2 GoGreen Equipment Camaro they gave me today. We knew we were going to have to be on offense all day to have a shot to make the Championship 4 and we definitely did that. We had a great Stage 1, finishing sixth. Unfortunately, I was just a touch too quick on pit road and got a speeding penalty before Stage 2, which forced me to start in the back. Our Camaro was really fast though and that helped me get back into the top-10 prior to the end of that stage’s conclusion. We needed a win at that point to advance to the next round, and we had a couple of shots at it. In the end, my Camaro just built a little bit too tight to get it done in the closing laps. I know my team will keep after it though, and we’ll go for the win next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”

-Matt Tifft Continue reading Richard Childress Racing– Whelen Trusted to Perform 200

RCR Event Preview – ISM Raceway

Richard Childress Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series History at ISM Raceway … Team owner Richard Childress has six victories at ISM Raceway, ranking him third on the all-time car owner victories list at the Avondale, Ariz. facility. This includes wins with Ryan Newman in March 2017, along with Kevin Harvick in Nov. 2013, Nov. 2012 and March and Nov. 2006. Prior to that, Dale Earnhardt won the Checker 500 on Nov. 4, 1990. In 117 starts at ISM Raceway, the Welcome, North Carolina based organization boasts 19 top-five and 42 top-10 finishes. Continue reading RCR Event Preview – ISM Raceway

RCR Post Race Report – AAA Texas 500

Austin Dillon Drives RCR’s No. 3 Dow NORKOOL Camaro ZL1 to Top-10 Finish at Texas Motor Speedway

“That was a solid top-10 finish for the Dow NORKOOL team. We battled all weekend. We didn’t have what we thought we needed, but we overcame and put in a good fight. After starting deep in the field, we were able to gain 12 positions in the first 20 laps and hang on to battle in the top-15 all day. I love coming to Texas Motor Speedway and I hope we put on a good show for the fans.
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – AAA Texas 500

RCR Post Race Report – Texas 300

Matt Tifft and the Anderson’s Maple Syrup Team Battle to Seventh Place Finish

“We had a great No. 2 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet at Texas today. We ran top-five, top-10 speeds all weekend long, both in practice and throughout the race. I struggled a little bit at the start of the race with a lack of rear grip, but that really came to me during the race with adjustments and as the track picked up more rubber. We decided early on in the final stage that we planned to go for it on the fuel mileage, so I started saving hard with 25 laps to go. Unfortunately, a caution that came out with just over 10 laps to go which changed our strategy. Having over 60 laps on our tires was a little too much, so we decided to come to take four fresh ones and top off on fuel. That set us back a little bit farther than we wanted, and I just ran out of time and room to get back up to top-three spots where we ran for most of the day. We’ll take seventh though and get ready to fight for a transfer spot in Phoenix.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Texas 300

RCR Event Preview – Texas Motor Speedway

Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway … In 105 starts at Texas Motor Speedway dating back to 1997, RCR has recorded one win (Jeff Burton, April 2007), eight top-five and 31 top-10 finishes with drivers Burton, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Green, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman. Prior to Texas Motor Speedway’s inaugural season in 1997, Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR’s top division, earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the now defunct Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams boast an average starting position of 19.3, an average finishing position of 17.6 and have completed 33,937 of the 35,019 contested laps (96.9 percent) with 148 laps led at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth-based race track.

RCR in the MENCS … In 2,913 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 48 pole awards,108 wins, 488 top-five finishes and 1,065 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.2. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93 and ’94, six NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series.

Interactive RCR … For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR’s corporate Twitter page – @RCRracing – along with the RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page – @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages – http://www.facebook.com/austindillon3 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.

Catch the Action … The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, November 4 beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

This Week’s Dow NORKOOL Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway … Dillon has 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts to his credit at Texas Motor Speedway. He earned his best finish of 11th at the track in November 2015 and his best starting position of first in November 2016. In 11 Xfinity Series starts, Dillon has not finished worse than 10th at the 1.5-mile track, acquiring his best finish of third in April 2013 and November 2015 (polesitter). In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas, Dillon has earned two top-five finishes, one pole award and has led 76 laps.

Dow’s NORKOOLâ„¢ DESITHERMâ„¢ Desiccant … The Dow Chemical Company has been a leading supplier of glycol-based heat transfer fluids to the Oil & Gas industry for more than 50 years. The formulated glycol, NORKOOL DESITHERM is an inhibited TEG-based desiccant that prevents corrosion and salt formation while boosting productivity. In addition, NORKOOL DESITHERM counteracts scaling effects and improves water-hydrocarbon separation, making it better equipped to handle the unique challenges in natural gas dehydration systems. Dow features a complete inhibitor package that buffers the system’s pH and reduces glycol degradation, protecting the entire gas dehydration system against rapid corrosion.

Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to make an appearance at the Team Chevy Stage in the Texas Motor Speedway fan midway on Sunday, November 4 at 10 a.m. Central Time. He is also scheduled to visit the Biofuels Mobile Education Center on behalf of American Ethanol on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:
Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile track, just like Kansas Speedway is, except it has a new surface. Tell us about racing at Texas.
“Texas Motor Speedway is a bit different from Kansas Speedway in that it is a new surface, and has two different ends. You have one end that’s very banked and has high speeds, and then you have a hard end where you have to get turned and get back on the gas. We’re looking forward to it. We plan to bring a new car to Texas Motor Speedway so we’re looking forward to getting there and seeing what we’ve got with it. Hopefully it pays dividends.”

Next year the rules package is going to be completely different than what we will see this time around at Texas Motor Speedway. Do you just throw the notebook out at the end of this race or are there things you can use still next year?
“It’s going to be tough to take the notebook that we’ve run over the last couple of years and apply it, but everything does relate. You can always apply something. Learning the history of the race and how the rubber lays down. We’re always learning a little bit.”

This Week’s Caterpillar Next Gen Excavator Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway … Ryan Newman will make his 618th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes one final time this season in the Lone Star State. In 30 Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s visited Victory Lane in the spring of 2003. The Rocket Man also won the pole for both Cup Series events in 2005 to complete the sweep. In total, he owns three top-five and six top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 16.5 and average finish of 19.0.

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Meet Ryan … Newman is scheduled to sign greet fans at the Team Chevy stage located in the Texas Motor Speedway fan midway on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. local time.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES
Caterpillar is bringing quite a few Cat Racing fans to Texas. This weekend you are sporting a special paint scheme. Thoughts?
“It’s my understanding we will have almost 400 people coming to Texas on behalf of Caterpillar and Caterpillar Building Construction Products (BCP). It’s a big weekend for them considering we’re introducing the Next Gen Mini Excavators to guests at Texas Motor Speedway where they will see firsthand how impressive the excavators are with on-site demonstrations. Plus, I’ll get to play a part by driving the paint scheme that our race fans will get to see. What I like about this car is that customers of BCP were given the chance to provide their input on this piece of equipment in an effort to help them do their jobs better and efficiently, with of course, safety in mind. If you look our decklid, the names of almost 40 people and companies who were involved in the design process is listed. To me, that’s what makes this deal impressive.”

What are your thoughts on Texas Motor Speedway?
“What I like about Texas Motor Speedway is it provides drivers with a lot of options. You can move around and find a line that your car responds to and it’s really versatile, so you can get around somebody. It’s also fast- really fast – so aero is also an important part of it. With it being one of the older tracks on the circuit asphalt-wise, the racing is always good for both the drivers and the fans watching in the stands and on television. I hope they leave the track’s surface alone.”

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway … In 84 Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, RCR has captured five victories with driver Kevin Harvick (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012). The Welcome, North Carolina, organization has completed 15,686 laps of the 16,565 (94.7 percent) that they have competed. RCR has accumulated three pole awards, 22 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes, led 942 laps and averages a starting position of 11.4 and finishing position of 12.1.

Kansas Review … All RCR teams finished in the top 10 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago with Daniel Hemric leading the charge in second place. Shane Lee finished fifth and Matt Tifft placed sixth in the Kansas Lottery 300.

The Points … Daniel Hemric and Matt Tifft currently sit second and fifth, respectively, in the Xfinity Series driver point standings. The No. 3 RCR team is currently 10th in the series owner point standings.

Social Media … To keep up with the latest updates from RCR’s Xfinity Series teams, follow @RCRracing and @RCRNXS on Twitter. Updates can also be found via RCR’s Facebook Page and Instagram (@RCRracing).

Catch the Action … Coverage of this week’s Texas 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on NBCSN. It will also be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.

This Week’s Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Speedway … Matt Tifft has five previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts and four top-10 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway. His best finish of sixth came during the spring race earlier this season. Tifft also has one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile speedway.

About Anderson’s Maple Syrup … In 1928, Paul Anderson first shared the distinct taste of Wisconsin’s Northwoods by producing sweet pure maple syrup and starting a 90-year pure maple syrup tradition. Three generations later his grandson, Steve Anderson, still carries on this syrup making heritage by bottling pure maple syrup from the same sugar bush his grandfather tapped for so many years. Anderson’s Maple Syrup is pure, all natural and a healthy alternative for families. From its humble roots in Cumberland, Wisconsin; Anderson’s Maple Syrup is still made with the love your family would expect. Try Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup in coffee or tea as a sweetener, and on ice cream as a topping. Today, some of the top barbecue grillers and chefs in the country eye Anderson’s as one of the best ingredients and glazes for most meats, fruits & veggies for summertime use and ham glazes for the special occasions. From our farm to your kitchen Anderson’s can be found in grocery & specialty stores around the country. “Everything tastes better with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup”. For more information on Anderson’s Maple Syrup visit andersonsmaplesyrup.com, and follow Anderson’s Maple Syrup Racing on Twitter via @AndersonMaple and Facebook via AndersonsMapleSyrup.

Meet Tifft … Fans can meet Tifft when he makes an appearance at the Team Chevy display on Friday, November 2, beginning at 3:40 p.m. local time for a Q&A session.

MATT TIFFT QUOTE:
You have two 1.5-mile speedways to start the Round of 8 with Kansas last weekend and Texas this weekend. How are those two tracks similar and different?
“I think they’re similar in that the guys who have fast cars are going to have fast cars at both tracks due to aero packages. That’s about where the similarities stop though. Since they’ve paved Texas, it’s a lot more similar to Kentucky, where it’s a one to one-and-a-half lane track. It’s very narrow at Texas. Usually at intermediate tracks we have big, sweeping wide arcs. Texas doesn’t necessarily have that with the flat entry into Turn 1 and then Turns 3 and 4 being so fast. The challenge with Texas is we run such a hard tire that we’re pushing the car to make it as free as possible, but there really is no slip in that tire so if you push it too far you’re done. Kansas used to be like that, but now with the character and bumps it’s been developing it’s taking on its own form.”

This Week’s Childress Vineyards Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Motor Speedway … Shane Lee will be making his debut NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Lee also has one previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile speedway.

About Childress Vineyards … Childress Vineyards is a premier winery located at the southern gateway of the Yadkin Valley in Lexington, North Carolina. Owned by Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner and Hall of Fame member, Childress Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines with the expertise of Winemaker Mark Frizsolowski. Open daily for tours, tastings, and lunch in the Bistro. Information about Childress Vineyards can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/childresswines/, on Twitter at @ChildressWines and on Instagram at Instagram.com/childresswines.

Meet Lee … Lee is scheduled to take part in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy display on Saturday, November 3 beginning at 11:15 a.m. local time.

SHANE LEE QUOTE:
You have experience at Texas Motor Speedway with one truck start. What did you think of the track and how will that help prepare you for this weekend?
“It has been almost two years now since I raced at Texas in the trucks, so my experience there was actually on the old configuration. For me, that makes this weekend almost like a new track since I haven’t really seen the new configuration in person to be able to study it as much as other tracks. We’ve had some solid weeks with the No. 3 RCR team though, so I’m not too worried about it. We were so strong at Kansas, firing off really well and putting together a race that ended in my first top-five Xfinity Series finish. That was probably our best weekend so far from start to finish. I think we’re really starting to find some momentum which will help us out this weekend.”

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Speedway … Hemric will be making his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway during this weekend’s 200-lap event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has two top-10 qualifying efforts and finished third in April after leading a total of 39 laps.

Rearview Mirror: Kansas … The No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet was the most dominant car during the opening race of the Round of 8. Hemric earned his fourth pole award of the 2018 season and led every lap of the opening stage. He kept the No. 21 Chevrolet out front for 128 of the 200 laps but faded to second in the final run to the checkered flag. The second-place finish was Hemric’s 14th top-five finish of the season and 11th top-three finish of the year.

This Week at the South Point … Fans visiting the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet have the opportunity to see the National Barrel Horse Association “Dash for Cash” at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center from November 2 – 4. The event is free to the public. For more information, please visit southpointcasino.com.

Meet the Driver … Fans have the opportunity to see Hemric at NASCAR Trackside Live! on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Texas Motor Speedway fan zone, starting at 3:45 p.m. local time. Hemric is also scheduled to take part in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy display in the fan zone on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Meet the Press … Hemric will be in the Texas Motor Speedway media center for a Xfinity Series driver panel on Friday, Nov. 2, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. The media availability session will be streamed live on NASCAR.com/presspass.

DANIEL HEMRIC QUOTES:
What are your thoughts heading into this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway after showing so much speed at the last mile-and-a-half track at Kansas Speedway?
“The No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team is ready to get to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The RCR Xfinity Series program is bringing fast race cars to the track each weekend, and that showed at Kansas Speedway. We had a lot of speed in these Chevrolets at Kansas and expect that to continue this weekend in Texas. We did not get a chance to qualify at Texas in April, but still found our way to the lead and secured a solid third-place finish. We are looking to capitalize on what we learned in the spring, utilize the speed these Chevrolets have shown over the last few weeks and put together another solid day, hopefully finding a way to secure our spot in Homestead for the championship battle. We will have to do all of that without crew chief Danny Stockman at the track, but I am more than confident in this No. 21 group, everyone back at the shop and the leadership of RCR and expect us to be a contender throughout the entire weekend.”

With so many playoff contenders having issues at Kansas Speedway, do you think the intensity level will ramp up at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend?
“The guys that entered the Round of 8 with a solid points advantage thought they could cruise all the way to Homestead, well, we proved that theory wrong in the opening laps of the race at Kansas Speedway. That is tough as a competitor, because on any other day that could be us, so you can’t take anything for granted. What we saw at Kansas could happen at any point over the next few weeks. Now everyone has to legitimately race every single lap and try to get to the end of these races in order to score points and at least get an opportunity to advance. It is no different than what we have been doing all year. We need to maximize our days and maximize the weekends.”

RCR Post Race Report – First Data 500

Austin Dillon and the Dow Racing Team Show Speed at Martinsville Speedway Despite Unscheduled Pit Stop

“There is nothing better than short track racing, especially at Martinsville Speedway. We didn’t qualify very well, but I wasn’t really worried about that because we have been in that position before and have been able to rebound come race time. This weekend was no different. We raced our way into the top-11 by lap 100. Our day took a turn towards the end of Stage 2 when we were running 10th and cut a right-front tire. We went 10 laps down pitting under green and trying to repair the sway bar. I’m bummed we had those issues, but we still had an extremely fast Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. I wish we could have battled at the end.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – First Data 500

RCR Event Preview – Martinsville Speedway

Richard Childress Racing at Martinsville Speedway … In 167 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned four pole awards and posted seven victories with drivers Dale Earnhardt (five times), Ricky Rudd (1983) and Kevin Harvick (2011). RCR Chevrolet teams have earned 30 top-five and 62 top-10 finishes at Martinsville dating back to the team’s first start there on April 10, 1972. Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR’s top division, contributed four of those top-10 finishes from 1976-1978. Continue reading RCR Event Preview – Martinsville Speedway

RCR Post Race Report – Hollywood Casino 400

Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Team Earn Hard-Fought 11th-Place Finish at Kansas Speedway

“I’ll be honest. I didn’t feel like we had a very good Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 all weekend, so I am proud of this team and our 11th-place finish at Kansas Speedway today. It was hard-fought. We weren’t very fast from the time we unloaded from the hauler on Friday, so we will have to work on that going forward. We started off Sunday’s race with a tight-handling condition, but the Dow Racing Team worked hard on adjustments all race long. By Stage 2, we had solid lap times, and by Stage 3, we were able to enter the top-10. I’m proud of this team’s hard work all weekend.”

-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Hollywood Casino 400

RCR Post Race Report – 1000Bulbs.com 500

Austin Dillon and the American Ethanol Team Avoid Melee, Earn Top-20 Finish at Talladega Superspeedway

“To he honest, I was worried at the start of the race because the American Ethanol Camaro ZL1 was not handling very well. My crew chief, Justin Alexander, and the team worked hard to fine-tune our Chevy throughout the race and we were able to earn some Stage points at the end of Stage 2. We opted to hang back in Stage 3 in anticipation of ‘The Big One.’ We knew that if we could avoid that, we would have a solid shot at the end. It didn’t work out quite the way we hoped with a relatively calm race and not enough laps to get to the front at the end. You win some, you lose some.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – 1000Bulbs.com 500

RCR Event Preview – Talladega Superspeedway

Richard Childress Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history at Talladega Superspeedway … Richard Childress began his driving career at Talladega Superspeedway in 1969 and is in a tie for the most all-time car owner victories at the storied Alabama-based race track with 12 wins. Dale Earnhardt visited Victory Lane nine times, while Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer swept the 2010 events at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Bowyer added to the Welcome, N.C.-based organization’s total by claiming RCR’s 100th Cup Series win when NASCAR’s senior series visited the facility in October 2011. In 174 starts, RCR also has four pole awards, 42 top-five, 70 top-10 finishes and has led 1,843 laps of competition
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Austin Dillon Capitalizes on Seventh-Place Finish After Hard-Fought Day in No. 3 AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Austin Dillon Capitalizes on Seventh-Place Finish After Hard-Fought Day in No. 3 AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

“I’m proud of the effort my team showed today at Dover International Speedway. We fought hard all day long for each position we could get with the No. 3 AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. I fired off a little loose from the 14th spot, but the car got much tighter throughout the day. My entry was strong all race long, I just needed to be a bit looser for the center and exits of the corners to be able to turn like I wanted. Overall, we had a good day out on the track. We stayed on the lead lap the entire day, which was tough with the pace that was being set. This race is a fun and tough race, but we managed to get through it with a solid run and avoided getting caught up in the mess during the closing laps of the race to claim a top-10 finish. I’m really looking forward to heading to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend and continuing to build momentum with this team for the final weeks of this season.”
-Austin Dillon

Overtime at Dover Equates to 17th-Place Finish for Ryan Newman and Waste Masters Solutions/22 in 22 Team

“I wanted to close out Dover with a better result than that for the Waste Masters Solutions/22 in 22 Camaro ZL1 team. We got down early and gambled on taking the wave around a few times, but we never were able to race our way back onto the lead lap. It certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort. For some reason, we needed more speed and battled loose in, tight center and loose off. Luke (Lambert, crew chief) made good calls today both with adjustments and strategy so I appreciate that. We’ll keep at it and have our fingers crossed for Talladega.”

-Ryan Newman

RCR Post Race Report – Bar Harbor 200

Matt Tifft Advances to the Round of 8 with a 15th Place Finish in the No. 2 Fanatics / Surface Sunscreen Chevrolet

“This wasn’t our best weekend at Dover International Speedway, but we did what we needed to do to make it into the Round of 8. I just lacked the speed I needed to really drive up front like we had in the spring, but we definitely got our No. 2 Fanatics / Surface Sunscreen Chevrolet better throughout the weekend. I knew the No. 4 car would be doing everything he could to get in the next round, but luckily I was able to save the race car when he bumped us and kept myself from collecting any damage. From then on out, we just raced as aggressively as possible to make sure we stayed in the good to advance to the Round of 8. We’ll clean it up for the next round and hopefully be in a good spot to contend for a Championship Four spot at ISM Raceway.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Bar Harbor 200

RCR Event Preview – Dover International Speedway

Richard Childress Racing at Dover International Speedway … RCR has earned four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins at Dover International Speedway, most recently in September 2006 when Jeff Burton drove the No. 31 Chevrolet to Victory Lane. Three additional victories came with Dale Earnhardt behind the wheel, including both events at the Monster Mile in 1989 as well as the spring race in 1993. RCR has also earned one pole award, 24 top-five and 56 top-10 finishes in 169 combined starts at the high-banked, one-mile oval. Childress, a former driver in NASCAR’s top division, contributed three of those top 10s from 1976-1980.
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RCR Post Race Report – Drive for the Cure 200

Matt Tifft and No. 2 Nexteer Automotive Team Earn Top-10 Finish in Debut Roval Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

“That was exactly what we needed out of today with our No. 2 Nexteer Chevrolet Camaro – a quiet day. No one really knew how this race was going to go, so I’m proud to come out of there pretty much unscathed with how on edge every single lap was here. My crew chief Randall (Burnett) and the team really did a great job getting the balance of our Camaro better and better throughout the weekend. The car felt the best it had all weekend at the end of the race. I was just a tad too loose to really push for more spots in the closing laps, but we will take sixth and move on to next weekend. Dover International Speedway is one of my all-time favorite tracks, and I’m really looking forward to getting back there next week for the final Playoff race in the Round of 12.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Drive for the Cure 200

Richard Childress Racing–Daniel Hemric Announcement

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Richard Childress Racing announced today they have promoted one of their current Xfinity Series drivers, Daniel Hemric to drive the No. 31 Camaro ZL1 in 2019. The announcement featured Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, Torrey Galida, president of Richard Childress Racing and Daniel Hemric. Full Transcript: Continue reading Richard Childress Racing–Daniel Hemric Announcement