Richard Childress Racing, 2012 NNS Alliance Truck Parts 250 Race PreviewPress Release
Date: June 16, 2012
Location: Michigan International Speedway
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series Notes
RCR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Michigan International Speedway … In 23 previous starts at Michigan International Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, making a trip to Victory Lane at the track with Kevin Harvick in 2003. RCR entries have completed 96.1 percent of laps attempted, with 96 laps led.
The Season So Far … Through the 12 races contested so far this season, RCR has acquired two wins in the Nationwide Series, both with Elliott Sadler, who notched victories at Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. RCR has earned five pole awards in 2012, with Sadler at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Iowa Speedway, Paul Menard at Texas Motor Speedway and Kevin Harvick at Richmond International Raceway. The organization has 17 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes and has led 631 laps in 2012.
RCR in the NNS …In 802 Nationwide Series starts over the course of the last 15 years, Richard Childress Racing has earned 58 wins, 267 top-five finishes, 441 top-10 finishes and 37 pole awards, with an average starting position of 12.5 and an average finishing position of 12.8 among all races contested. RCR earned the Nationwide Series driver points championships in 2001 and 2006 with Harvick and in 2008 with Clint Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner’s title in 2003 with Johnny Sauter and Harvick and again in 2007 with Jeff Burton and Scott Wimmer.
To the Point …RCR’s two full-time Nationwide Series entries rank first (Sadler) and third (Dillon) in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings heading into the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet team sits second in the owner point standings while the No. 3 AdvoCare/American Ethanol/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team ranks fourth. The No. 33 Menards/South Point Hotel & Casino/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Armour Brands/Fast Fixin’/OneMain Financial/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet team driven by Brendan Gaughan, Harvick, Menard, Ty Dillon, Tony Stewart and Max Papis sits fifth in the owner championship point standings.
Social Media … To keep up-to-date with the latest news and information and to view exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing, RCR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages – @RCR2ESadler, @RCR3ADillon and @RCR33NNS, RCR’s Nationwide Series driver Twitter pages – @Elliott_Sadler and @AustinDillon3 and the official Facebook fan pages – facebook.com/ElliottSadlerOfficial, facebook.com/adillon3 and facebook.com/PaulMenard27.
Live on ABC … Flag-to-flag coverage of the Alliance Truck Parts 250 is scheduled to be televised on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, June 16 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Source: Richard Childress Racing, Press Release
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