RCR Merges With Dooling Hawyard Motorsports For USAC Sprints/Midgets Team In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Childress Racing is getting back to the racing roots. While they partnered with Richard Petty Motorsports on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series side, they’ve also partnered in two different USAC Series’. Both were announced this weekend from the annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in…

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INDYCAR Car Counts Growing In a Positive Way For 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – No one really knew what to expect as far as what the car count would be for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Last year, we saw 22 cars show up to every race. This season though, there’s a new car debuting. While that transition is going to pay off to be very cost effective, without a third OEM still, we’re still going to be capped off on what we could see as far as full-time entries go in the series. Last season, Honda provided 13 of those 21…

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Harvey Coming Back To SPM Perfect For Young Driver

INDIANAPOLIS – I’ve been banging the Jack Harvey drum for several years now. Since the young British driver came on the scene in Indy Lights in 2014, I could tell the kid could drive. Harvey, having never been to any of the North American tracks before, had four wins (all in the last five races), 10 podiums and a top five finish in all 14 races during his rookie season in 2014. While that should earn a championship in any series you race in, unfortunately he lost out on a tiebreaker…

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Jack Harvey Inks 4 Race IndyCar Deal With Joint Shank/SPM Entry

INDIANAPOLIS – Having developed its strongest commercial sponsorship lineup in team history, Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday its 2018 season plans in a press conference held at the 30th annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. The Ohio-based team will manage its largest racing program to date with a dual campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.   After making its IndyCar debut in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 with driver Jack Harvey, the team will build on that effort in 2018 with a select schedule of IndyCar events with the talented…

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Wallace Now a Chevrolet Driver, Iconic Numbers In NASCAR Now Housed Under 1 Roof

The long rumored manufacturer change for Richard Petty Motorsports is now confirmed. The organization announced on Friday morning that they have switched from Ford power to Chevrolet. Hidden in that announcement is it will be the third manufacturer that RPM driver Bubba Wallace Jr. has driven for in NASCAR. Wallace, was a Toyota development driver when he came on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series scene with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2013. He’d win five races in two seasons with KBM and Toyota. After a third place finish in the…

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Richard Petty Motorsports Merges With Richard Childress Racing, Switches From Ford To Chevrolet

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced today a new partnership between the two organizations.  RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to the team.  The RPM entry will also receive horsepower from ECR Engines, the high-performance engine production, research and development subsidiary of RCR.  With the transition, RPM will permanently move its team headquarters adjacent to the RCR campus in Welcome, N.C.  The move will begin immediately and be completed by January. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of success through our team partnerships over the past…

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