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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Five Career Wins: One Cup Series win, three Xfinity Series wins Accomplishments: 2012 ARCA championship, 2015 Xfinity Series championship After a four-year absence, Chris Buescher is headed back home to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, taking over in the No. 17 Ford that had been driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. since 2013. Before he climbs behindRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the 61st running of the Daytona 500 being 65 days away, Richard Childress Racing announced Friday their season-long 50th Anniversary celebration by unveiling two golden cars, driven by defending winner Austin Dillon and rookie Daniel Hemric, that’ll compete in the “Great American Race” Feb. 17. Dillon will have a gold No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and for the Advance Auto Parts Clash Feb. 10, he’ll also run a gold car, with Bass Pro Shops being his primary sponsor. Dillon’s Clash car resembles a throwbackRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Late-race gambles are never a guarantee, and for Ryan Newman, a late-race strategy left him 11th when the checkered flag waved in the Ticket Guardian 500. Newman and his crew chief Luke Lambert elected to stay on track, waiting for a caution that never came. For over 30 laps, Newman stayed on the racetrack while many of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors hit pit road at ISM Raceway. He assumed the lead when Brad Keselowski hit pit road, leading for a total ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Heading into 2017, Richard Childress Racing is going all-in on their efforts for next season as they announced on Wednesday that they would be moving to eight full-time teams across the top two national NASCAR series for the first time since 2011. The organization will keep the same three driver lineup in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next year with Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman returning to the No. 3, No. 27, and No. 31 teams respectively. Slugger Labbe will be backRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Ryan Newman, who has made it into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in each of the past three seasons, will face a huge uphill battle in Richmond — the final race before the 2016 Chase — if he is to advance into the championship battle this year. Newman finished eighth this past week at Darlington, a track he calls his favorite on the schedule, but in post-race inspection Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet SS failed in the LIS (Laser Inspection Station). As a result,Read More
Today the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, Mr. Bryan Moss, heard and considered the appeal of a P5 penalty issued on March 31, 2015 to Richard Childress (owner), Ryan Newman (driver), Lucas Lambert (crew chief), James Bender (tire technician) and Philip Surgen (race engineer) relative to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle #31 at Auto Club Speedway. The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.16: Wheels and tires Any device, modification, or procedure to the tire or wheel, includingRead More
Todd Parrott, Richard Childress Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If you’re Richard Childress, and you’re looking for an interim crew chief, you’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced candidate than Todd Parrott. Fortunately for Childress, Parrott already is part of the RCR organization, as competition director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series effort, but he’ll make a quick transition to crew chief for Ryan Newman this weekend at Bristol while Newman’s regular pit boss, Luke Lambert, serves a six-race suspension. Lambert’s mandated exile was held in abeyance while RCR appealed NASCAR penalties for altering tires during theRead More