Dow Chemicals not returning to RCR?

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 28: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Something peculiar happened when Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team hauler arrived at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday. The gold rig was void of any Dow Chemical branding.

The chemical supplier has been a major sponsor of the No. 3 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since Austin Dillon’s rookie season in 2014.

Additionally, a poke around RCR’s website shows that Dow Chemicals have been removed from the official team partners page.

But wait, didn’t the team just announce a few weeks ago that Dow Chemicals had just signed an extension to sponsor the No. 3 car in 2020? Yep.

According to Bob Pockrass, the team says they still have a contract with the company for 2020.

This is interesting and it will become even more intriguing if the familiar Dow logo doesn’t return by Speedweeks 2020.