Following the announcement of the $150,000 fine Richard Childress Racing owner Richard Childress received for punching Kyle Busch after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, rumors started to circulate that Ryan Newman was fined $50,000 for punching Juan Pablo Montoya during a meeting at Darlington Raceway.
After coming up short in the Coca Cola 600, Dale Earnhardt Jr had enough fuel to make it to the end of the STP 400. Unfortunately, so did race-winner Brad Keselowski.
NASCAR Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook upheld the 150-point penalty NASCAR issued to Richard Childress Racing for Clint Bowyer’s race-winning Loudon Chevy. But, he reduced the fine and suspensions.
Richard Childress Racing is said to be considering fielding a fourth Sprint Cup Chevy next season. Also, the team is in the process of finalizing a deal to run Kevin Harvick Inc.’s Nationwide Series program in 2011.
As I watched Austin Dillon take the checkered flag in the famed No. 3 on Sunday, I wasn’t emotional. I wasn’t connected to it. As a matter of fact, I felt more upset than anything else.
Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick have reportedly reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep Harvick in the No. 29 Chevy beyond the 2010 season. An official announcement is expected Saturday before the All Star race.
SceneDaily is reporting that Kevin Harvick has discussed the possibility of returning to Richard Childress Racing with team owner Richard Childress. But, he hasn’t decided whether or not he will return. SceneDaily indicates he is leaning towards re-signing with RCR, but Harvick’s quotes don’t clearly state that.
Donald DJ Richardson, rear-tire changer of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 29 Chevy, passed away on Christmas Day from complications from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Richardson contracted the virus over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Despite a report that Richard Childress Racing was holding off on layoffs after the team said it would enter the No. 07 in the 2010 Daytona 500, the team laid off fewer than a dozen people in preparation for closing the No. 07 team after sponsor Jack Daniels left.
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing is staying with Chevrolet next season, after considering a switch to Toyota, according to FoxSports. Richard Childress, which helps supply engines to EGR, and Toyota reportedly gave EGR an ultimatum to decide on a make for next season. They chose to stick with Chevy.