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Mar 19, 2013
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Richard Childress Racing 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Press Release
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Richard Childress Racing Logo
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes

Race: Auto Club 400
Date: March 24, 2013
Location: Auto Club Speedway

RCR in SoCal … In 69 overall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), RCR Chevrolet teams have earned one win (Kevin Harvick – 2011), one pole award (Mike Skinner – April 2000), 10 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes. RCR has a 20.3 average starting position, a 16.6 average finishing position and has completed 16,143 of the 16,431 laps (98 percent) contested at the moderately-banked D-shaped race track. Each of RCR’s three full-time drivers (Paul Menard, Harvick and Jeff Burton) competing this weekend has led laps at the two-mile speedway. 

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,285 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 101 wins, 42 pole awards, 435 top-five finishes and 914 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.9 and an average finishing position of 15.8 among all races contested. RCR has earned 14 total championships (six Sprint Cup Series championships with Dale Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90,’91, ’93 and ’94, five NASCAR Nationwide Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series. 

RCR Bristol Rewind … In last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Menard (ninth) collected his second consecutive top-10 finish of the 2013 season while Harvick crossed the finish line 14th and Burton 32nd, after being involved in an multi-car accident on lap 54. 

The Collective RCR … Throughout the season’s first four races, RCR’s Sprint Cup Series entries have made two trips to Victory Lane with Harvick in the Sprint Unlimited exhibition race and Budweiser Duel qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway. RCR has also notched four top-10 finishes with drivers Burton, Austin Dillon, Harvick and Menard. The three full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers rank ninth (Menard), 17th (Harvick) and 25th (Burton) in the driver championship point standings. 

Interactive RCR … For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing – along with the RCR Sprint Cup Series team Twitter pages – @RCR27PMenard, @RCR29KHarvick, @RCR31JeffBurton and driver Twitter page @KevinHarvick. Information about the 14-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages -www.facebook.com/PaulMenard27www.facebook.com/OfficialKevinHarvick andwww.facebook.com/OfficialJeffBurton. 

Catch the Action … Live coverage of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway will be televised on FOX Sunday, March 24, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Source: Richard Childress Racing, Press Release




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