Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team with crew chief Chad Knaus may seem like they have super human qualities, but we all know they are just people. Great people, no doubt.
by Dwight Drum at Racetake.com
Those talented people take their No. 48 Chevrolet hauler full of super machines to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the Ford EcoBoost 400 during the Ford Championship Weekend in Homestead, Florida.
They are seeking a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in the HMS finale after nine races of NASCAR’s playoffs, the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Their team sits at the top of the point heap with a 28 point buffer. That’s no guarantee as a total of 48 points remain to be grasped potentially by some winner, but given their performance history it’s a substantial hurdle for Matt Kenseth and team. Continue reading “FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Chase Finale Has Two Contenders And Maybe One Super Human”
It may be a longshot, but Kevin Harvick could win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in his final race with Richard Childress Racing thanks to the Bakersfield, Calif., veteran’s fourth victory of the season on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick enters the final race of the 2013 season 34 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. He trails second-place Matt Kenseth by six points and by taking another position Harvick would post the highest championship finish of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career.
WELCOME, N.C. (October 18, 2013) –
Brendan Gaughan will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series during the 2014 season in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro.
Driving for RCR during the 2013 season, the Las Vegas native competed full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, along with three Nationwide Series races. In total, Gaughan has made 84 Nationwide Series starts in his 17-year NASCAR racing career, and has two full seasons (2009 and 2010) of series competition on his resume since his NASCAR debut in 1997, earning one pole award, nine top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. Continue reading “Brendan Gaughan to Drive Full 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season for Richard Childress Racing”
Nation’s largest online mortgage lender will be primary sponsor on No. 31 Chevrolet for 12 races in 2014
DETROIT, September 25, 2013 – Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and country’s third largest mortgage originator, today announced it will join Richard Childress Racing (RCR) for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and serve as the primary sponsor of Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet SS for 12 races and associate sponsor for all remaining races. The move continues a strong partnership between Quicken Loans and Newman, whom they first sponsored in 2012. Continue reading “Quicken Loans To Join Ryan Newman And Richard Childress Racing In 2014”