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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RYAN NEWMAN EARNS VICTORY FOR CHEVROLET AT PHOENIX

  Chevy SS Driver Kyle Larson Takes Point Lead with Runner-Up Finish AVONDALE, ARIZ. (March 19, 2017) – When Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Grainger Chevrolet SS team made a gutsy call to stay out on old tires while the leaders pitted during the final caution in the Camping World 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENSC) race at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), it netted winning results. The pit strategy call yielded the team’s first victory of the season, Newman’s second career victory at PIR and snapped a 127-race…

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RCR Adds Scott Lagasse Jr. to its NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Lineup

NASCAR veteran will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for four races during the 2017 season WELCOME, N.C. (February 28, 2017) – Veteran NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. will join Richard Childress Racing’s 2017 driver lineup to pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for four races. Lagasse Jr., 36, of St. Augustine, Florida, will race under the RCR banner at Iowa Speedway on June 25, Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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What’s in a Series Name… or Hey Brian, How Full Is My Cup?

Well we are finally in the throes of the NASCAR off-season, Silly Season. No more racing or banquets. And what better time to celebrate the new NASCAR series sponsor, Monster Energy drinks. That seems like a pretty good sponsor to me and it is a product that aligns with the desire to go after the younger audience. Granted, every sport needs new blood to keep eyes on it. Us older folks can’t watch forever and we tend to nap a lot more during a race than we used to.

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