Another Kannapolis Native In Hemric To Drive No. 31 Chevrolet For RCR For 2019

CONCORD, NC – Another Kannapolis, North Carolina native will be behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride with Richard Childress Racing. In 1980, Kannapolis native Dale Earnhardt first joined RCR as a wide eyed 30 year old. 29 years later, another Kannapolis native will make his Cup Series debut with RCR. Richard Childress Racing announced on Friday from the Charlotte Motor Speedway that they have promoted Daniel Hemric to drive the No. 31 Chevrolet in 2019. Hemric, 27, boasts back-to-back NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff berths at RCR, including a…

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Ty Dillon Takes Name Out Of The Hat To Join RCR In 2019

Take one name off the potential drivers list for the seat left vacant by Ryan Newman with Richard Childress Racing. Some people have just assumed that Ty Dillon will move over from Germain Racing to join his brother Austin Dillon with their grandfather’s team at RCR. Instead, the younger Dillon said that he’s not going to be an option due to his commitment that he’s made with Germain. 

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RCR Drivers Strong On Friday Night, Frustrated With Top 5’s

RICHMOND, VA – What’s it tell you about the state of a race team when you’re frustrated with a top five finish? That’s how the Richard Childress Racing organization is feeling despite getting two top five finishes in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. The reason they’re down on themselves? They felt like they had a shot at a win. 

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All Signs Point To Busch Heading To Ganassi, But Could His And Newman’s Departures With Their Teams Get Messy?

We’ve all seen this happen before, no matter it being a company or a race team or what not, when employees decide before the end of their current contract to leave for something new, it gets kind of awkward for the duration of the deal. In sports, it could even derail championships. I mean, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are treading slippery slopes. Granted, they’re in two entirely different situations, but just look at what team owner Gene Haas has said over the last month and tell me something…

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Newman Won’t Be Returning To RCR In 2019, Says His Intentions Are To Race Full Time Still

Ryan Newman is showing extreme speed in his No. 31 Chevrolet this weekend in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough to keep him with Richard Childress Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Newman, announced via social media following final practice that he won’t be coming back to his seat next season. “I want to take a moment to let everyone know that I will not return to Richard Childress Racing in 2019,” said Newman. “I have very much enjoyed driving the No. 31 car and…

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Richard Childress Racing Looking For Another Marquee Victory In Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Richard Childress Racing already has one driver into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Now, can they get both in? In my opinion, there’s a very realistic chance that one of the two RCR drivers win Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). First off, they need Ryan Newman to win. He can too. Newman, has four top 10 finishes over his last five Darlington starts and seven in his last nine races there. He’s also scored three top 12 finishes over his last five…

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Richard Childress Racing To Start In Row 3 On Sunday

BROOKLYN, Mich – Friday was a solid day out of the Richard Childress Racing camp at the Michigan International Speedway. They did a good enough job in practice early on in the day to put both cars in the third and final round of Busch Pole Award qualifying from the 2-mile, D-Shaped oval. In fact, both RCR cars earned spots in the top half of the final round as they will share Row 3 for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Newman’s Darlington Throwback A Neil Bonnett Tribute

For the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will honor Alabama Gang member and close friend of Richard Childress Racing, Neil Bonnett. The throwback No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 honors Bonnett’s two starts for RCR in 1993, which came at Talladega Superspeedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Dillon Wins Thrilling But Rain Shortened LTi Printing 250

Its been nearly two years since Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon had been to victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Well, that 56 race drought is now over. Dillon, held on to win Saturday’s rain shortened LTi Printing 250 at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first since at Bristol on Aug. 19, 2016. He led 18 of the 91 laps on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval in his No. 3 Chevrolet for his ninth career series win and first at Michigan. 

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Coca-Cola To Sponsor Austin Dillon In Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Richard Childress Racing Racing announced on Thursday that Coca-Cola, one of the world’s iconic brands, will be featured as primary sponsor on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coke 600 next month. Coca-Cola’s longtime partnership with RCR will continue its deep-rooted history over Memorial Day Weekend with defending race winner Dillon carrying the Coca-Cola colors. Coke and RCR have been partners since 1998, but the company has been in NASCAR For over 50 years. Dillon, was introduced to the Coke family of drivers in 2014. 

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