Richard Childress Racing Names Andy Petree Vice President of Competition

WELCOME, N.C. (December 4, 2017) – Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has named Andy Petree as its new Vice President of Competition, and Dr. Eric Warren as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. The organizational moves bolster RCR’s competition department with more than 50 years of combined racing experience. Petree joins RCR on a full-time basis after he was brought on in an advisory role in October to conduct a comprehensive review of the team’s competition area. Warren, who has served in a competition leadership position at RCR since 2012, will oversee RCR’s…

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Liberty National Partners with Richard Childress Racing for 2018 NASCAR Season

WELCOME, N.C. (November 1, 2017) – Liberty National Life Insurance Company has entered into a partnership with Richard Childress Racing and the No. 31 team for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Liberty National will be featured as a primary sponsor for select races with Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro, and will be an associate sponsor for the entire season.

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60th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Tickets On Sale Now

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Tickets for the 60th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, the Independence Day holiday weekend classic scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at Daytona International Speedway, are now on sale. Race fans can experience the excitement of night racing at the “World Center of Racing” as the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series battle underneath the lights in the 160-lap, 400-mile race. Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 start at $60 and children 12 and under are $20 in reserved stadium seating. Tickets can…

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Austin Dillon Brings the 3 Car Back to Victory Lane

OK, so last week I said the winner would probably come from the top drivers in the All Star race and while possible, I did not predict a surprise winner. I also acknowledged that Charlotte can become a fuel mileage race but I wondered how the new stage format might change that. Well, not much changed and Austin Dillon won his first race in a surprising fashion. Shows you how much I know, eh?

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Coca-Cola 600: Surprise Winners, Glimpses Of Future Greatness

While perhaps not as inherently unpredictable as a restrictor-plate race, the Coca-Cola 600 nonetheless has a legitimate wild-card reputation. Six times since its 1960 inception, the 600 has provided a driver with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. On the other hand, the race is seldom won by people you could call longshots, at least not in hindsight. More often than not, big names prevail, although there have been several times with those names just weren’t big yet. Of those six breakthrough wins mentioned, four were by drivers who…

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