Richard Childress Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While other NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers were competing, and crashing, in Monday night’s United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Hill was playing a different game — Monopoly. At the 2.5-mile superspeedway roughly two miles away from Atlantic Avenue, Hill beat former teammate Sheldon Creed to the finish line by 0.591 seconds to earn his third straight victory in the Xfinity season opener at the World Center of Racing. The third win came on Monday because of weekend-long rainRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch wanted to drive for a racer’s racer. Richard Childress saw a gleam in Busch’s eye that reminded him of the late Dale Earnhardt. At the end of a long exploration process during which Busch weighed his options for 2023 and beyond, the two men put aside past differences and arrived at a multiyear deal that will have Busch driving the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, starting next season. Busch will end his 15-year tenure in the No. 18 Joe GibbsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kaz Grala had an unexpected welcome to the NASCAR Cup Series, but certainly made the most out of the opportunity by finishing seventh in Sunday’s Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway road course. “I never thought my NASCAR Cup Series debut would come in this nature,” said Grala. “I first want to say that I’m thankful that Austin’s symptoms are mild and that his wife Whitney and baby Ace are healthy. I hope to see him back in the car next week at DoverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kaz Grala will continue to run for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, piloting the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for a select amount of races that’ll commence this summer. Friday’s announcement confirms that Grala rounds out the 2020 lineup as Myatt Snider and Anthony Alfredo will also run the No. 21 machine. The 2017 Daytona Truck Series winner commented that last year’s stint at RCR was a learning curve and is excited on helping the team compete for the Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 20-year-old Anthony Alfredo will make the jump to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving part-time in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro. The Ridgefield, Connecticut native will share the ride with Myatt Snider, saying it’s a tremendous honor to join a championship caliber team as RCR won the series title with Tyler Reddick. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to compete in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Alfredo said. “It’s every racer’s dream to drive for such an iconic organization likeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year Myatt Snider will make his Xfinity Series season debut in 2020 with Richard Childress Racing. The agreement was confirmed Thursday that the 24-year-old will run a limited schedule with TaxSlayer as his primary sponsor. Snider will make his first start at Daytona International Speedway February 15 to kick-off the season. Snider is thrilled to have a huge opportunity to flourish on the national tour once again after spending the past season competing full-time inRead 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 David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric has been at or near the top of the leaderboard all weekend long at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 looked to be the day he’d finally break through for his elusive first win. If not for a late-race mistake that saw him miss the frontstretch chicane, Hemric very well could have been sitting in Victory Lane at the end of the day. Despite the issues, Hemric still showed that he had a car capable of runningRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – After making his presence known every step up the NASCAR ladder, Daniel Hemric is finally getting his shot at the big time as Richard Childress Racing officially announced him as the new driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet starting in 2019. “So many people want to have this opportunity and they work their whole lives for it,” said Hemric. “Going through this process, everybody who’s followed my career from racing the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte to super late models, whatever it was,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since April 5, 2009, the famous No. 8 makes its return in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric piloting a third Richard Childress Racing car for two races, beginning at Richmond Raceway for the annual Toyota Owners 400 on April 21st. The announcement took place Tuesday evening on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” where he unveiled the No. 8 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In addition of making his Cup debut at the 0.75-mileRead More