Richard Childress Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JR Motorsports announced Wednesday their 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup for the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, headlined by Daniel Hemric. The other two sharing the No. 8 Camaro are none other than Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for one race and Jeb Burton, who’s slated to compete in 11 races. Hemric, who’s looking to win Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will run 21 out of the 33 races. Hemric’s current ride, the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, will beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Pole sitter Tyler Reddick’s wild O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday ended behind a tow truck after crashing out with 39 laps remaining. Heading down the backstretch, Chase Briscoe bounced the wall which caused Reddick running into him and lost control of his No. 2 Alsco Chevrolet Camaro. "Tyler Reddick came into this race plenty safe." That cushion is gone as he crashes out of @TXMotorSpeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/2fqOsNNG9W — NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 3, 2019 He slammed theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Aggressive driving has always been Tyler Reddick’s trademark, but as the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads into Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, the driver of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet is taking a slightly more conservative approach. With a 37-point advantage over the cut-off line and two races remaining in the penultimate round of the Playoffs, Reddick noted that when Brandon Jones, a non-Playoff driver, won last weekend at Kansas, it has allowed his team toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A “Rumble in the Sunflower State” went down in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway as second-place finisher Tyler Reddick was confronted by a heated Cole Custer. Custer, who finished 11th, said to Reddick that “he can be a dumb fuck” and laid his right hand on Reddick’s left shoulder, the latter didn’t appreciate the action resulting in a throw down between them. Take a look at what happened between @ColeCuster and @TylerReddick on pit road at @kansasspeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Ys8TDtooVn — NASCAR Xfinity (@NASCAR_Xfinity) OctoberRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In Saturday’s time trials for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 elimination race, Hemric covered the 1.5-mile distance in 30.329 seconds (178.047 mph) to earn the topRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – More than 18 years ago, Kevin Harvick was thrust into a career change he could not have anticipated a week earlier. After Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Harvick took over Earnhardt’s vaunted Richard Childress Racing ride the following week at Rockingham—albeit in a Chevrolet sporting the No. 29 in lieu of the trademark No. 3. In his third start in the car, Harvick won at Atlanta, the first of 48 career victories to date.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway and in celebration of the 50th anniversary for both the track and Richard Childress Racing, the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt to the final win of his career will pace the field with Richard Childress behind the wheel. With that in mind, this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” will look back at the 2000 Winston 500 and the amazing comeback Earnhardt was able to make in the waning laps ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick will move up to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, replacing Daniel Hemric in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. RCR confirmed it Wednesday as the Corning, California native will have Caterpillar as a primary sponsor and becoming the second driver that’ll compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. The other being Reddick’s NXS title rival Christopher Bell, who will drive for Leavine Family Racing. Reddick already has two Cup starts to his name, makingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Coming back from adversity at road courses seems to be Tyler Reddick’s forte and once again, the Richard Childress Racing ace had to rebound after issues early in Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway After starting second, the winner of five NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019, looked to be in prime position to battle for win No. 6 on the treacherous ROVAL layout. That is until the field reached the backstretch chicane on the first lap ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After just one full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Daniel Hemric will have to look for a new home for 2020 and beyond. On Tuesday, Richard Childress Racing announced it would not be picking up the option on Hemric’s contract for next season. “Richard Childress Racing has exercised its option and will release Daniel Hemric as driver of the No. 8 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camaro ZL1 effective at the conclusion of the 2019 NASCAR race season,” the team said inRead More