Chip Ganassi Racing Nab Top 10’s in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Hampton, GA – I wrote entering Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway that both Chip Ganassi Racing cars and Ryan Newman would be sleepers to watch in Sunday’s race at the 1.54-mile Georgia track. All three were extremely quick off the truck on Friday morning and they backed that speed up in the race this afternoon. Stewart-Haas Racing may have dominated with Kevin Harvick winning and Clint Bowyer nabbing a top five too, but Ganassi’s two cars had the most overall speed as far as…

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Fords Fast, Toyota’s and RCR Cars Struggle in XFINTY Series Practices in Atlanta on Friday

Hampton, GA – Daytona was a great start to the 2017 NASCAR season for the entire Ford group. They won two of the three main Daytona Speedweeks races including Ryan Reed winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener last Saturday afternoon. But, how would that success carryover to a 1.5-mile track like the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend? After three practices on Friday, I’d say pretty well. In the first of three XFINITY Series practices from the 1.54-mile Georgia track on Friday, Ford drivers had three of the top four speeds…

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With Support From Rheem, Menards, Ben Kennedy to Run 9 Races for RCR in XFINITY Series

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is the place where ‘names are made,’ and Rheem, Menards and Richard Childress Racing are committed to championing that cause. Each have long histories of supporting aspiring drivers from their local short tracks to NASCAR’s feeder series. That trend will continue as Rheem, Menards and RCR have tapped young up-and-coming driver Ben Kennedy to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro in nine XFINITY Series events during the 2017 season, starting at Talladega Superspeedway in the spring. The 25-year-old driver will join series veterans Austin Dillon and…

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Twisted Tea to Sponsor Ty Dillon in 2017

Twisted Tea, the No. 1 maker of hard iced tea in the United States, has partnered with Ty Dillon, Germain Racing and Richard Childress Racing in a multi-year agreement to be primary sponsor of the No. 13 Chevrolet. Twisted Tea will serve as primary sponsor for select races during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season along with an associate sponsorship for the entire 2017 season with RCR’s No. 3 XFINITY Series team. “We’ve been involved with NASCAR for a few years, and we know that Richard Childress Racing,…

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RCR Reveals 2017 Team, Driver Lineup

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will return with three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entries and five full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series teams for the 2017 season. It will be the first time in team history that RCR will field five full-time XFINITY Series entries, and the first time since 2011 the team has fielded eight full-time teams. Austin Dillon, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman return to carry the banner for the RCR Cup Series program in 2017. Richard “Slugger” Labbe, Matt Borland and Luke Lambert have been assigned crew chief…

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Ryan Newman Signs “Multi-Year” Extension with Richard Childress Racing

Amid rumors of his future with the team, Ryan Newman and Richard Childress Racing announced a “multi-year” extension for the two sides beginning with the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Newman, was a free agent after the 2016 season as there were reports that Ty Dillon could potentially unseat Newman in the No. 31 Chevrolet. It was all dependent on Newman’s contract extension talks and what Paul Menard’s plans were as well. On Monday, the team announced on Fox Sports’ NASCAR Race Hub that the deal was now all…

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Richard Childress Racing Strong on Friday at Pocono

Its been a long 92 races since Richard Childress Racing last won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. In fact, Kevin Harvick, who’s no longer with the team, took RCR to their last trip to victory lane, as he won at the Phoenix International Raceway in November of 2013. They’ve been shut out ever since. But, it appears they may have a chance to end that drought this weekend though.

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