Richard Childress Racing has re-signed BB&T Corporation as sponsor for the team’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Chevy driven by Jeff Burton. Last year, BB&T sponsored the No. 33 of Clint Bowyer, who left the team due to a lack of funding to join Michael Waltrip Racing .
The financial services institution will appear as primary sponsor on the car for five races in 2012: the March race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the April races at Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway, the May race at Darlington Raceway, and the June race at Dover International Speedway. BB&T will also be featured on a special paint scheme with Caterpillar during the Sprint All Star Race.
Team owner Richard Childress said:
BB&T has been a great partner of RCR over the years so we’re very pleased to renew our program with them. It’s always beneficial working with a partner like BB&T that has strong ties to the area.