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Encyclopedia > Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing
Owner(s) Name Richard Childress
Racing Series NEXTEL Cup, Busch Series
Number of Championships 6 NEXTEL Cup
3 Busch Series
(2 driver/owner, 1 owner only)
1 Craftsman Truck Series
Car Number(s) #07, #29, #31, #33 (NEXTEL Cup)
#2, #21, #29 (Busch Series)
Driver(s) Clint Bowyer (#07-NEXTEL, #2-Busch)
Jeff Burton (#31-NEXTEL, #21/#29-Busch)
Kevin Harvick (#29-NEXTEL, #21 Busch)
Scott Wimmer (#33 NEXTEL, #29-Busch)
Primary Sponsor(s) Jack Daniel's (#07-NEXTEL)
BB&T (#2-Busch)
AutoZone (#21-Busch)
Shell Oil (#29-NEXTEL)
Cingular Wireless/AT&T Wireless (#31-NEXTEL)
Holiday Inn (#33 NEXTEL/#29 Busch)
Shop Location Welcome, North Carolina
Homepage Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniel's) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB&T Chevy for Clint Bowyer, the #21 Autozone Chevy for Harvick and Busch Series-newcomer Timothy Peters, and the #29 Holiday Inn Chevy for Scott Wimmer in the Busch Series. It is owned and operated by former driver now businessman Richard Childress. Recently Childress has expanded his interests into the food industry, recently coming out with his own brand of wine and sausages. RCR has fielded cars for legends such as Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd, and Neil Bonnett. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ... 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Nextel Cup

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Car #3/29 History

RCR debuted at the 1969 Talladega 500 as a 1968 Chevy numbered 3. Childress himself drove the car, finishing 23rd after suffering axle problems. In 1972, the team came back to run fourteen races with Childress driving again, but didn't go fulltime until 1976. Childress got eleven top-10 finishes and finished eleventh in points that year. Over the next few years, he posted many top-10s and twice was among the highest top 10 points earners, but he never was in serious contention to win. In 1981, he decided to end his career before the season ended, and handed his #3 ride to the defending Winston Cup champion, Dale Earnhardt, who brought his Wrangler sponsorship with him. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ... An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a wrangler is a student who has completed the third year (called Part II) of the Mathematical Tripos with first-class honours. ...


After posting six-top tens, Earnhardt went elsewhere, and Ricky Rudd took his place for the 1982 season, with Piedmont Airlines becoming the sponsor. Rudd drove the car for both 1982 and 1983 finishing 9th in points both years, and winning twice the latter. But after the season was over, Rudd was replaced by none other than Earnhardt himself, with Wrangler back as sponsor). This time, Earnhardt was back for good, winning six championships over the next two decades, with crew chiefs Kirk Shelmerdine and Andy Petree, and Goodwrench replacing Wrangler as sponsor after 1987. During the latter part of the 90's Earnhardt's performance began to slow down, and went through 1997 without a single victory. In 1998, he won the Daytona 500 after 20 starts, all ending in losses. The next year, he was able to capture wins at Talladega, as well as cause more controversy, after he spun Terry Labonte to win on the last lap at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2000, he looked like he was finally regaining his old form, winning twice and finishing runner-up to Bobby Labonte in points, and his many fans hoped he was gearing up for his record-breaking eighth championship. Sadly, the was not to be. On February 18, 2001, on the last lap of the Daytona 500, Earnhardt was tagged from behind and crashed head-on into the turn 4 wall. He did not survive. NASCAR was numb with grief. Deciding to carry on, Childress changed the number of the car to 29, changed the paint scheme from black to white, and chose his Busch Series driver Kevin Harvick to drive the car. Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Ricky Rudd racing at the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Piedmont Airlines Logo Piedmont Airlines began flying in 1948. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kirk Shelmerdine is a NASCAR driver and former championship-winning crew chief for Dale Earnhardt. ... Andy Petree (born August 15, 1958 in Hickory, North Carolina), is a long-time fixture in NASCAR. After racing for years at local short track(most notably Hickory Motor Speedway), Andy became part owner of the #32 Busch Series car for Dale Jarrett. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Terry Labonte, right, shows the frame of a race car in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... Bobby Labonte Bobby Labontes former JGR car on display at the Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... For the racing team owned by Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana, see Kevin Harvick Incorporated. ...


After two races Harvick beat out Jeff Gordon by mere inches to win the Cracker Barrel 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, dedicating the win to Earnhardt. After posting another win at Chicagoland Speedway, Harvick won NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors. In 2002, Harvick's infamous temper escalated after announcing on his radio he would intentionally wreck another racer during a Craftsman Truck race. In response, NASCAR benched Harvick for the next race, and was replaced during that time by Kenny Wallace. Since then, Harvick has won eight races, including the Prestigious Brickyard 400 while scoring a (at the time)career-best points effort of 5th in 2003. Despite a win early in the season, Back-to-back seasons of missing "The Chase for the Nextel Cup" with 14th-place efforts proved to be frustrating, as Harvick threatened to leave the team if performance did not improve. A series of strong runs near the end of 2005 seemed to satisfy him, however, and he was be back in the car in 2006 with Reese's as a new co-primary sponsor. After a somewhat slow start, Harvick hit his stride in April, with a string of Top 10 finishes, including a win at Phoenix. He eventually made the chase and led the standings for the first time in the first week of the chase. This helped RCR to be a dominate force in NASCAR again. After weeks of speculation as to where Kevin would drive starting in 2007, he and RCR announced a new three-year deal, with Kevin driving for Childress until 2009.Kevin Harvick recently won the Daytona 500. Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is an American race car driver. ... The Golden Corral 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Kenny Wallace (born August 23, 1963) is a NASCAR Busch Series driver who currently drives the #22 AutoZoneFord Taurus for PPC Racing. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


For 2007 the team will have three alternating sponsors: lead primary sponsor Royal Dutch Shell, and for selected races associate sponsors Hershey's and GM Goodwrench. Royal Dutch Shell PLC is a multinational oil company (oil major) of Anglo Dutch origin. ... The Hershey Foods Corporation ( NYSE: HSY) is the worlds largest chocolate company. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ...


Car #07/30 History

What is now the #07 car was originally slated to be driven by Kevin Harvick. However, Harvick was put in the #29 after Dale Earnhardt's death, and team selected Jeff Green to be the driver instead. Originally the #30 America Online Chevy, the car debuted at that season's race at California Speedway, finishing 21st. Running six more races that year, the car won a pole position with Green at the Sharpie 500. The team went full time the following year, and Green posted six top-tens and finished seventeenth in points. Green won the pole at the following year's Daytona 500, but the chemistry was dying, and he was replaced by Steve Park after Richmond. Park's performance was average, and he was not re-signed. In 2004, Childress promoted Johnny Sauter to the ride, hoping he would work like Harvick. Sauter was released just 13 races into the season. After that, Dave Blaney drove the car, only skipping Infineon Raceway when Jim Inglebright took the wheel. A couple of weeks after it was announced Blaney would be in the car for rest of the year, Jeff Burton became available, and Childress knew he was too good to pass up, leaving Blaney out in the cold. Burton drove the car for the rest of the year, and when Robby Gordon left to start his own team, Burton moved to his old ride at Car 31. With AOL leaving as sponsor, Childress had two voids left to fill. He decided to rehire Blaney, and signed Jack Daniel's to sponsor the car, marking one of the first hard liquor sponsorships in NASCAR's history. The team also changed it's number to 07 to commemorate JD's slogan "Ol' No. 7". Blaney posted just 2 top ten finishes during 2005, finishing 26th in the standings. As a result, Blaney moved to the #22 Bill Davis Racing CAT Dodge in 2006, and Clint Bowyer now drives the #07 Jack Daniels Chevrolet for RCR. This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Jeff Green (born September 6, 1962 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver who drives the #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Charger for the Petty Enterprises team, and a part-time Busch Series driver in the #25 U.S. Marines Ford Taurus for Team Rensi Motorsports. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... that was an awesome race the 2004 sharpie 500 jr won it ... Steve Park is a Korean-American comedian. ... The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... Johnny Sauter (born May 1, 1978) is a NASCAR Busch Series driver from Necedah, Wisconsin, USA. In the Busch Series he drives the #00 Yellow / FleetPride Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet. ... Dave Blaney (born October 24, 1962) in Hartford, Ohio is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and is currently searching for a new ride for the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the golden hills of northern California, near Sonoma, north of San Francisco. ... Jim Inglebright is an American racer born in Fairfield, California on November 18th, 1961. ... Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967) of South Boston, Virginia is an NASCAR driver. ... Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, owning his #7 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Jim Beam, although he has also raced in the NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series, Champ Car, the IRL... Statue of Jack Daniel at the Distillery in November 2004. ... Various distilled beverages in a Spanish bar A distilled beverage, also called spirits or liquor, is a preparation for consumption containing ethyl alcohol purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as wine, malt, or grain. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ...


With Bowyer now at the wheel, the team also picked up two alternating sponsors in 2006 -- DirecTV and Osram GmBH.


Car #31 History

For over a decade, Car 31 was Childress' research and development car. It debuted in 1988 at the fall event at North Carolina Speedway, as #22 and Rodney Combs driving, finishing dead last. Ironically, when Bill Elliott's backup car failed during practice for the pit crew championship, Elliott drove that backup car for his #9 team to do the competition pit stop. The car wasn't seen again until 1993, as #31 and Earnhardt's longtime friend Neil Bonnett driving at Talladega Superspeedway. In this race, Bonnett, already on a comeback, was involved in a horrifying accident, but made it out okay. After driving another race that year for RCR, Bonnett died testing Phoenix Racing's #51 Country Time Lemonade car for the 1994 Daytona 500. The phrase research and development (also R and D or R&D) has a special commercial significance apart from its conventional coupling of scientific research and technological development. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The North Carolina Speedway, affectionately known as The Rock, was home to NASCAR racing from 1966 to 2004. ... Rodney Combs is a former NASCAR driver. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Phoenix Racing is a NASCAR team owned by James Finch. ... The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


In 1996, the car returned with defending Craftsman Truck Series champion Mike Skinner driving with Realtree sponsoring the car in four of the five races it ran. Skinner had three-top starts that year, including one on the outside pole. The team finally ran full-time in 1997, with Skinner driving and Lowe's as the sponsor. Skinner won the pole position for both of the races at Daytona, and defeated what has turned out to be a very scant field of drivers for rookie of the year. He suffered some injuries in 1998, and Morgan Shepherd and Childress' son-in-law Mike Dillon filled in for him. Teamed with crew chief Larry McReynolds, 1999 was his best season ever, winning the pole position twice, and finished tenth in points after being the championship leader at one point earlier in the year. However, Skinner was never able to win a points-paying race, although he won two exhibition races in Japan, at Suzuka and Twin Ring Motegi, respectively, as well as some other non-point events. In 2001, he suffered injuries in the opening laps at the inaugural race at Chicagoland. Robby Gordon filled in for him, and struggled heavily, failing to post any top-10 finishes. Skinner returned at Bristol, but he just wasn't the same, and Gordon took his place for him. Late in 2001, it was announced Gordon would drive the car the next year, to the puzzlement of many. Then Gordon was engaged in a closing-laps battle with Jeff Gordon to win the season finale at New Hampshire International Speedway. The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18th 1996 and ended on November 10th 1996 with Terry Labonte winning his 2nd championship. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Mike Skinner (born June 28, 1957) is a NASCAR driver from Susanville, California. ... “Lowes” redirects here. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Morgan Shepherd has been a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver since 1977. ... Mike Dillon was a NASCAR driver After racing many years in lower racing leagues, Mike became a professional NASCAR driver. ... Larry McReynolds on NASCAR Performance, courtesy of flickr contributor Larry McReynolds (born January 10, 1959 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a long time NASCAR crew chief and now is a racing analyst on Fox Sports. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... Suzuka (鈴鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan, about 50 miles south west of Nagoya. ... Twin Ring Motegi is an automobile racing track located in Motegi, Japan. ... The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, owning his #7 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Jim Beam, although he has also raced in the NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series, Champ Car, the IRL... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ...


Armed with a big surge of momentum and a new sponsor in Cingular had five top-ten finishes and finished 20th in points the following year. 2003 was even better, as he swept both road course events and improved four spots in points. After his performance dipped down in 2004, Gordon decided to leave and start his own #7 team, and Jeff Burton was tabbed his replacement. Burton had 3 top 5 and 6 top 10 finishes in 2005, finishing 18th in points. Cingular Wireless is the largest United States mobile phone company, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967) of South Boston, Virginia is an NASCAR driver. ...


2006 has been a year of great success throughout the RCR organization. Burton finished seventh in the 2006 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup. He has also won four poles and got his first win in 175 races at Dover. Due to AT&T's merger with BellSouth and the combined company's initiating the elimination of the Cingular brand, sponsorship for this car is in doubt because of the prohibition of new wireless telephone provider sponsorships in Nextel Cup. The change of names would apparently constitute a new sponsorship. A report in the Boston Globe blog noted German industrial giant Osram GmBH, a longtime sponsor at RCR (which was an alternating primary sponsor on the #07 in 2006), would becoming the main primary sponsor, with Lenox Industrial Tools and Prilosec OTC becoming the other alternating sponsors, but this was later denied as Cingular/AT&T intends to remain with the team through 2007. The 2006 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup is a ten-race series that commenced with the Sylvania 300 on September 17, 2006 at New Hampshire International Speedway and will conclude with the Ford 400 on November 19 of that same year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... AT&T (NYSE: T) is the largest provider of both local and long distance telephone services, wireless service under the brand Cingular Wireless, and DSL Internet access in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... OSRAM is one of the two largest lighting manufacturers in the world and is part of the Siemens AG. This international company, with its headquarters in Munich (Germany), employs more than 36,000 people throughout the world. ...


The sponsorship matter, however, is still in question, as AT&T has sued NASCAR over the use of the new logo.[1]


Car #33 History

In 2004, it was announced that Kerry Earnhardt would drive a #33 Richard Childress Racing Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in 5 NASCAR Nextel Cup events in 2004. Mike Skinner would run the first race in the car at the Daytona 500, finishing 22nd. Kerry Earnhardt drove the car in the other three restrictor plate races with Bass Pro Shops sponsoring, his highest finish being 24th. Earnhardt attempted all of the restrictor plate races again in 2005, finishing 17th at Talladega. In addition, road course ringer Brian Simo brought home a 10th-place finish at Infineon Raceway. Clint Bowyer, Childress' Busch Series driver in the Busch Series, made his Nextel Cup debut in this car with Sylvannia sponsorship at Phoenix in April of 2005. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... Bass Pro Shops is a privately held sporting goods and outdoor goods store headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... Brian Simo (born October 1, 1959) is a race car driver from Carlsbad, California, USA. He is scheduled to drive the 33 Korbel Chevrolet for Richard Childress at the road courses in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2005. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the golden hills of northern California, near Sonoma, north of San Francisco. ... Clint Bowyer (born May 30, 1979, in Emporia, Kansas) is a NASCAR driver. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel...


Rumours persist the team will race a fourth car in the future, and this will be the fourth team for 2007, under the NASCAR 4-team limit. At Homestead in 2006, Scott Wimmer qualified and drove the #33 car. The car is sponsored by Holiday Inn for the 2007 season. Scott Wimmer of Wausau, Wisconsin was born January 26, 1976. ... Holiday Inn is a brand name applied to hotels within the InterContinental Hotels Group. ...


Busch Series

Car #2 History

RCR has fielded this entry in the Busch Series since the fall North Carolina Speedway race in 1999, moving the entire team from the Craftsman Truck Series. Kevin Harvick was the first driver of the #2 AC Delco Chevy, winning three races and winning Rookie of the Year, despite missing the spring race at North Carolina Speedway. He went on to win the championship in the Busch Series in 2001 while running full time in Winston Cup as well. In 2002, rookie driver Johnny Sauter won at Chicagoland, and finished 14th in points. The next year, Ron Hornaday drove the car full-time, winning once and posting a third place finish in points. Hornaday followed up that performance with another win and a drop to 4th in points the following year. In 2005, Clint Bowyer, took the reigns, in a program headed up by veteran chrew chief Gil Martin, winning at Nashville Speedway and Memphis Motorsports Park, finishing second in points. Bowyer was back in the 2 car in 2006 with crew chief Dan Deeringhoff, while Martin moved up to run the 07 Jack Daniels program. Bowyer ran the full Nextel Cup schedule for RCR in the #07 Jack Daniels Chevrolet, also running the full BGN season with the #2 car where he finished 3rd in points. 2006 was the final year for AC Delco, as the 2007 sponsor for the #2 will be BB&T Bank. Bowyer will run some races in the #2, but this car will not run the full schedule in 2007. See also: 1999 in NASCAR The 1999 NASCAR Busch Series season began on February 13 and ended on November 13. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The North Carolina Speedway, affectionately known as The Rock, was home to NASCAR racing from 1966 to 2004. ... The 2001 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 17 and ended November 10. ... The 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ... 2005 in Nascar Busch Series // Hersheys TAKE 5 300 The Hersheys TAKE 5 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway Top Ten Results Tony Stewart Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Clint Bowyer (born May 30, 1979, in Emporia, Kansas) is a NASCAR driver. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The BB&T Corporation NYSE: BBT is one of Americas ten largest banks. ...


Car #21 History

The 21 car also debuted in 2000, with Rockwell Automation as the sponsor and Childress' son-in-law Mike Dillon driving. Dillon posted two top 10 finishes and finished 23rd in points that year. Six races into 2001, Dillon was injured at Bristol Motor Speedway, and it was announced at the time he would be out for the rest of the year. Since then, he has taken on other roles with the team. His replacement was Mike Skinner, but after his injury, Jeff Purvis took over briefly, winning at Pikes Peak, before Skinner returned. After Skinner's release, Robby Gordon had the driving duties for the balance of the season. The next year, Jeff Green and Jay Sauter drove the car. In 2003, Harvick returned to the car, driving all races he could afford to, while Johnny Sauter took over on the weeks Harvick was unable to race, winning the owner's championship and causing the first ever owner and championship team split in Busch Series history. Harvick has been the anchor driver ever since, with Clint Bowyer doing the co-driving honors in 2004 and Brandon Miller in 2005. Jeff Burton drove the car at Bristol in 2005. In 2006, Harvick and Jeff Burton split the driving duties in the car with United States Coast Guard sponsorship. Burton won at Atlanta, and Harvick won three more races, pulling out to an over 700-point lead in the points standings with 5 races to go in the 2006 season. AutoZone replaced the Coast Guard sponsorship in 2007, and Harvick will drive along with development driver Timothy Peters. The 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 19 and ended on November 11. ... Rockwell Automation NYSE: ROK is a leading industrial automation company focused to be the most valued global provider of power, control and information solutions. ... Mike Dillon was a NASCAR driver After racing many years in lower racing leagues, Mike became a professional NASCAR driver. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Jeff Purvis (born February 19, 1959 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a race car driver in NASCARs Busch Series. ... Jay Sauter (born January 22, 1962 in Necedah, Wisconsin) is a NASCAR driver. ... The 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 15 and ended November 15. ... The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... AutoZone NYSE: AZO is a Fortune 500 corporation based in Memphis, Tennessee which is engaged primarily in the business of the retail sale of automotive parts and accessories. ... The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Timothy Peters from Providence, NC was born August 29, 1980. ...


Car #29 History

The 29 car appeared in 2005 as part of a promotion for Reese's Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers Cups. The promotion involved the 29 painted as the Chocolate Lovers car and the 21 painted as the Peanut Butter Lovers car. The plan was for Jeff Burton to drive the 29 while Kevin Harvick would drive the 21. Qualifying was rained out, so the entries were switched to assure that both cars would make the field. Burton drove the 21 while Harvick drove the 29. Harvick won the race in this car with Burton finishing second in the 21. Later in the season, Mayflower sponsored this car in at least one race run by Jeff Burton.


On March 17, 2006, Holiday Inn announced its sponsorship of the 29 for ten races with Burton returning as its driver. The car made its 2006 debut at Richmond. To date, Burton has finished in the top ten all four times the car has raced in 2006. He won at Dover in June.


In 2007, Scott Wimmer will be the driver of the #29 at least part-time. Scott Wimmer of Wausau, Wisconsin was born January 26, 1976. ...


Craftsman Truck Series

In the infant years of the CTS, RCR fielded its own truck team, always the #3 Goodwrench Chevy. Mike Skinner, drove the truck the initial two years, winning the series first championship in 1995 along with 16 races. After he left, Jay Sauter hopped on board, winning four times and finishing in the top 10 in points all three years. After the 1999 season, Childress moved the program up the NASCAR Busch Series. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The 1995 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season, the first one ever to be run, began February 5 and ended October 28. ... Jay Sauter (born January 22, 1962 in Necedah, Wisconsin) is a NASCAR driver. ... The 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began March 20 and ended October 30. ...


Sources

  • Racing Reference

External link

  • Official Website for Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing
NEXTEL Cup Drivers Clint Bowyer (#07) | Kevin Harvick (#29) | Jeff Burton (#31)
Busch Series Drivers Timothy Peters (#21) | Scott Wimmer (#29)
Driver development program Drivers Ryan Foster | Jessica Helberg | Tim McCreadie | Brandon Miller
Partnerships and Affiliations Kevin Harvick Incorporated | JR Motorsports | Marsh Racing | Morgan-Dollar Motorsports
Other Richard Childress | Dale Earnhardt

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Richard Childress Racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2004 words)
RCR debuted at the 1969 Talladega 500 as a 1968 Chevy numbered 3.
RCR has fielded this entry in the Busch Series since the fall North Carolina Speedway race in 1999.
Six races into 2001, Dillon was injured at Bristol Motor Speedway, and it was announced at the time he would be out for the rest of the year.
NASCAR.com : Drivers & Teams : owners (136 words)
Richard Childress is the first owner to win championships in the NASCAR's top series(Dale Earnhardt -- 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94), Busch Grand National (Kevin Harvick -- 2001) and Truck Series (Mike Skinner -- 1995), earning more than 100 victories.
Childress retired as a driver in mid-1981, naming a young Dale Earnhardt to finish the season in his car.
Childress formed a second Cup team in 1996, added two Busch teams in 2000 and a third Cup team in 2001.
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