Kevin Harvick holds off Kasey Kahne for Coca Cola 600 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick held off defending champ Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday, winning the accident-marred Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Two Richard Childress Racing crew members fined, suspended

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Two Richard Childress Racing crew members were fined and suspended by NASCAR Tuesday following an incident at Richmond International Raceway.

Two Richard Childress crew members arrested after Richmond race

RICHMOND, Va., April 27 (UPI) -- Two Richard Childress Racing crew members were charged with assault following an incident at Richmond International Raceway, police said Saturday.

Sadler rebounds with Iowa Speedway win

NEWTON, Iowa, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler shook off a disappointing and controversial loss in his previous outing Saturday to claim the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Sadler penalty gives Keselowski Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 (UPI) -- A penalty assessed to Elliott Sadler for jumping a restart Saturday allowed Brad Keselowski to claim a Nationwide Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Keselowski's late move nets N.H. victory

LONDON, N.H., July 14 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski made a move late in the race to grab the lead Saturday and then held on to claim the Nationwide Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sadler claims 1st Nationwide win since '98

PHOENIX, March 3 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler held off Brad Keselowski down the stretch at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, claiming his first Nationwide Series title in 14 years.
Childress fined $150,000 by NASCAR

Childress fined $150,000 by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- Auto racing team owner Richard Childress has been fined $150,000 and put on probation for his run-in with driver Kyle Busch, NASCAR said Monday.
Burton sticking with Childress racing team

Burton sticking with Childress racing team

WELCOME, N.C., April 19 (UPI) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton has signed a multi-year contract extension to stay with Richard Childress Racing, the team said Tuesday.

Bowyer wins after Talladega confusion

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer emerged the winner after a confusing end to Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega, Ala., in which NASCAR reviewed tapes to determine a winner.
NASCAR again upholds Bowyer penalties

NASCAR again upholds Bowyer penalties

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing Tuesday lost their final appeal of a 150-point Sprint Cup championship penalty levied against them by NASCAR.

NASCAR turns down Bowyer's appeal

CONCORD, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- NASCAR officials announced Wednesday the chassis penalty assessed to Clint Bowyer following his win in New Hampshire two weeks ago had been upheld.
Burton, Harvick log fastest Daytona times

Burton, Harvick log fastest Daytona times

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick, teammates on Richard Childress Racing, logged the fastest times Saturday in the final tune-up for the Daytona 500.
Harvick down with flu-like symptoms

Harvick down with flu-like symptoms

WELCOME, N.C., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick is battling flu-like symptoms at his home in North Carolina, Richard Childress Racing said in a release late Thursday.
BB&T, Childress Racing extend partnership

BB&T, Childress Racing extend partnership

WELCOME, N.C., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Richard Childress Racing and the BB&T Corporation have extended their partnership for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, center, answers a question as team owner Richard Childress, left, and driver Jeff Burton listen during a press conference at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C. on January 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

RCR Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Richard Childress Racing, is a NASCAR team based in Welcome, North Carolina, and is owned and operated by former driver Richard Childress. The team currently fields the #27 Menards Chevrolet for Paul Menard, the #29 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick, the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet for Jeff Burton, and the #33 General Mills/BB&T Chevrolet for Clint Bowyer in the Sprint Cup Series and the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado for Austin Dillon and the #22 Chevrolet Silverado for Joey Coulter in the Camping World Truck Series. RCR also runs developmental drivers in the ARCA Racing Series, fielding the #31 Chevrolet for Tim George, Jr. and the #41 for Ty Dillon. RCR has fielded cars for notables such as Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd, and Neil Bonnett. RCR has had at least one car in every Cup race since late 1972, the longest such active streak.

What eventually became the #27 car at RCR was formed in 2001 as the #30 America Online Chevrolet. Childress originally planned to have Kevin Harvick drive this car on a limited basis during that season as part of a transition from the Busch Series to Winston Cup for 2002, but after Dale Earnhardt's death Harvick was moved into RCR's primary car and 2000 Busch Series champion Jeff Green was selected to drive the car in his place. The team debuted at the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California Speedway, with Green finishing 21st. The team qualified for six more races that season, with Green earning a pole at the Sharpie 500 at Bristol in August, and went full-time the next season as scheduled with Green behind the wheel.

Green posted six top-tens in the 2002 season, including a career best second at Loudon in July and finished seventeenth in points. Although the team started 2003 with a Daytona 500 pole, Green and the team failed to jell as Childress had hoped and later that season, in what amounted to a trade between organizations, Green was replaced by the former driver of the #1 car at Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Steve Park (Green took Park's ride at DEI following his firing). In 2004, Childress promoted Johnny Sauter to the ride, hoping he would work like Harvick. Sauter was released just 13 races into the season. After that, Dave Blaney drove the car, only skipping Infineon Raceway when Jim Inglebright took the wheel. A couple of weeks after it was announced Blaney would be in the car for rest of the year, Jeff Burton became available, and Childress knew he was too good to pass up, leaving Blaney out in the cold. Burton drove the car for the rest of the year, and when Robby Gordon left to start his own team, Burton moved to his old ride at Car 31. With AOL leaving as sponsor, Childress had two voids left to fill. He decided to rehire Blaney, and signed Jack Daniel's to sponsor the car, marking one of the first hard liquor sponsorships in NASCAR's history. The team also changed its number to 07 to commemorate JD's slogan "Ol' No. 7". Blaney posted just 2 top ten finishes during 2005, finishing 26th in the standings. As a result, Blaney moved to the #22 Bill Davis Racing CAT Dodge in 2006. The following year Clint Bowyer was placed in the #07 Jack Daniels Chevrolet for RCR. Bowyer not only put the 07 solidly in the 2007 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, but also took the first win for this team at the Sylvania 300 at Loudon. Clint finished third in the final standings in 2007. In 2008 Clint got his second win at Richmond at the Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400

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