Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series History at Las Vegas Motor Speedway …
In 68 NASCAR Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets have earned 10 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes.
RCR in the Cup Series… In 2,996 NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 51 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,076 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.3. RCR has earned 16 total championships (six NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93 and ’94, seven NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Truck Series titles and one ARCA Menards Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series.
Catch the Action … The Las Vegas 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, February 23 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
February 13, 2020
Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series history at Daytona International Speedway …
Dating back to 1976, Richard Childress Racing has won 11 poles and collected six points-paying victories at the most-storied race track on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. RCR owns three DAYTONA 500 wins (Dale Earnhardt – 1998, Kevin Harvick – 2007, Austin Dillon – 2018), three Coke Zero 400 trophies (Earnhardt – 1990, 1993 and Harvick – 2010) and 14 qualifying races, including a record 10-consecutive victories with Earnhardt (1990 – 1999). In addition, RCR has earned the Advance Auto Parts Clash victory a total of eight times, with drivers Harvick (2009, 2010, 2013) and Earnhardt (1986, ’88, ’91, ’93, and ’95).
Time to Duel … The Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona feature two 150-mile races from which the majority of the final starting grid for the DAYTONA 500 will be set. Dillon starts 15th in the first Duel after qualifying 29th on Sunday, while Tyler Reddick starts 9th in the second duel after qualifying 18th. Watch the Bluegreen Vacations Duels live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Catch the Action … The 62nd running of the DAYTONA 500 will be televised live Sunday, Feb. 16 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona, two 150-mile qualifying races, will take the green flag Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway …
In 96 Series starts at the 2.5-mile speedway, RCR has captured six victories with drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2002 and 2010), Kevin Harvick (2007), Clint Bowyer (2009), Tony Stewart (2013) and Austin Dillon (2015). The Welcome, N.C., organization has completed 10,453 laps of the 10,806 (96.7 percent) that they have competed. RCR has accumulated nine pole awards, 33 top-five and 52 top-10 finishes, led 697 laps and averages a starting position of 10.6 and finishing position of 12.9.
Welcome, Myatt Snider … Myatt Snider will be making both his NASCAR Xfinity Series and Richard Childress Racing debut this weekend in the No. 21 TaxSlayer Chevrolet at Daytona.
Social Media … To keep up with the latest updates from RCR’s Xfinity Series teams, follow @RCRracing and @RCRNXS on Twitter. Updates can also be found via RCR’s Facebook Page and Instagram (@RCRracing).
Catch the Action … Coverage of this week’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway will be televised live on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.
February 8, 2020
RigUp Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2020
WELCOME, NC (February 8, 2020) – RigUp, the energy industry’s largest marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor, is enhancing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.
In addition to a co-primary partnership on the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 9, Dillon will race the No. 3 RigUp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in select races during the 2020 season.
“RigUp is extremely pleased to continue and expand our partnership with Austin Dillon, Richard Childress, and the entire RCR team,” said Xuan Yong, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RigUp. “We pride ourselves in showing our customers appreciation through events like NASCAR races. Many of the highly-skilled contractors who find work on RigUp’s platform are big NASCAR fans, and the entertainment and hosting possibilities within the NASCAR race events are second to none.”
Founded in 2014, RigUp is the largest and fastest growing digital workforce and vendor marketplace in the North American energy industry. RigUp connects companies in the energy industry to available highly-skilled contractors and service companies. RigUp is active across every oil and gas basin in the continental United States, and has also expanded into other energy verticals, such as midstream and renewables.
“After we partnered with Richard Childress Racing at the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last year, we immediately saw the significance of a NASCAR team partnership,” said Mike Witte, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of RigUp. “Not only is this an amazing way to show gratitude to our customers, there are excellent B2B opportunities within the NASCAR garage. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a world-class team and driver such as Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon.”
RigUp joins Dow, Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Offroad, American Ethanol and AstraZeneca as major partners on the No. 3 Chevrolet in 2020.
“We welcome RigUp to our family of corporate partners and look forward to helping them extract maximum value from their partnership with Richard Childress Racing,” said Torrey Galida, president of RCR. “RigUp’s focus on technology and speed in the energy labor market closely matches our emphasis in NASCAR and we know it will be a very productive partnership.”
RigUp empowers the men and women who power the world. Founded in Austin, Texas, in 2014, RigUp’s marketplace is transforming the energy industry by seamlessly connecting field workers with energy companies to get the job done-whenever, wherever.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2020 Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Offroad/Dow/American Ethanol/Symbicort/RigUp Chevrolet), along with Rookie of the Year contender and two-time Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet). Its Xfinity Series program will include Anthony Alfredo, Myatt Snider (TaxSlayer Chevrolet) and Kaz Grala in select races during the year.
January 24, 2020
Richard Childress Racing Names Andy Street as Xfinity Series Crew Chief
Street to Lead Efforts on Multi-Driver No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro
WELCOME, N.C. (January 24, 2020) – Long-time Richard Childress Racing team member Andy Street has been promoted to crew chief within the organization’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program, building on a long-standing tradition of utilizing the Series to grow and develop talent from within. Street, a Kernersville, North Carolina native and 16-year veteran employee at RCR, will lead a multi-driver lineup that includes Myatt Snider, Anthony Alfredo, and Kaz Grala, in the No. 21 Camaro in the Xfinity Series.
“Over the years, we have been able to successfully use our NASCAR Xfinity Series program as a proving ground for talent and it’s always a strong testament to our ladder system when we are able to promote from within,” said Danny Lawrence, director of RCR’s Xfinity Series program. “Andy has played an integral part of RCR’s success during his long career here in both the Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series and we know he is ready, capable and poised for success as a crew chief. Our hope is that this is Andy’s first step to succeeding as a crew chief and that he will win races and move up within the company.”
Since joining RCR as a design and test engineer in 2003, Street has served in a variety of roles within the company, most recently working closely with up-and-coming drivers in the Xfinity Series as an engineer, and playing a key role in R&D as a design engineer specializing on chassis and suspension systems. He has contributed to several key wins for the organization as a team engineer in the NASCAR Cup Series, working with Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer, winning a combined 10 races.
“Andy is a brilliant design engineer, who has spent a lot of time and effort at RCR over the past 16 years,” said Andy Petree, vice president of competition. “When Andy stepped into the Xfinity Series crew chief role in Richmond Raceway last fall, I was very impressed with how he went about the weekend running and leading the race team. He proved he is worthy of this role. He’ll be the perfect complement to both Justin Alexander and Randall Burnett because of his engineering background and having worked with both of these guys on the R&D side of the company.”
Street, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte, rounds out a 2020 crew chief lineup that includes Justin Alexander (No. 3 Chevrolet) and Randall Burnett (No. 8 Chevrolet), strengthening RCR’s focus on engineering and technology.
“I am honored for this opportunity to work as a crew chief within this organization where I have spent a majority of my career,” said Street. “I know that we have the tools necessary to win races. It means so much to me that Richard Childress, Andy Petree and Danny Lawrence have the confidence in me to help develop Myatt Snider, Anthony Alfredo and Kaz Grala as they try to make a name for themselves in the Xfinity Series. I will work my hardest to represent RCR to the best of my ability.”
Street, who currently resides in Lexington, N.C. with his wife Lauren and daughter, Addison, is a former drag racer. He spent many of his high school days on the road traveling around the state driving a 1972 Chevrolet Nova in the sportsman bracket program, as well as a 1981 Chevrolet Camaro in the local top sportsman series. He notched his first win, of many, in 1996 at Farmington Dragway.
For more information and all that is going on at RCR, visit rcrracing.com.
About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2020 Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Dow/American Ethanol/Symbicort Chevrolet), along with Rookie of the Year contender and two-time Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet). Its Xfinity Series program will include Anthony Alfredo, Myatt Snider (TaxSlayer Chevrolet) and Kaz Grala in select races during the year.