Atlanta: Richard Childress Racing preview

* RCR in the ATL ... In 113 starts at AMS, RCR has earned four poles and nine wins including Kevin Harvick's emotional victory in the Cracker Barrel 500 on March 11, 2001. Prior to that, Dale Earnhardt won eight times at the Hampton, Ga.,...

* RCR in the ATL ... In 113 starts at AMS, RCR has earned four poles and nine wins including Kevin Harvick's emotional victory in the Cracker Barrel 500 on March 11, 2001. Prior to that, Dale Earnhardt won eight times at the Hampton, Ga., track. Additionally, RCR boasts 27 top-five and 48 top-10 finishes at AMS. Meanwhile, RCR- prepared Chevrolets have led 2,813 laps at the ultra-fast 1.54-mile quad oval. Richard Childress, a former driver on NASCAR's senior circuit, recorded his best finish at Atlanta, ninth, in the Atlanta Journal 500 on Nov. 2, 1980.

* Get to the Points ... All three of RCR's Sprint Cup Series drivers are in the top seven of the overall championship point standings heading into the fourth race of the 2010 season. Forty-seven markers separate point leader Harvick and Bowyer's second-place tally. Burton is seventh in the point standings, 79 points in arrears to Harvick.

* Since We're Talking Stats ... In the first three races of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the three RCR drivers have earned four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. They have led a combined 158 laps and have completed all laps contested. Additionally, the RCR trio has run inside the top 15 for an average 577.7 of the 725 race laps (79.7 percent).

* Las Vegas Rewind ... All RCR-prepared Chevrolets finished in the top 11, for the third consecutive week, in last weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas. Harvick recorded his second consecutive runner up finish, rebounding from a poor qualifying effort of 34th after making contact with the wall during practice. Bowyer was a mainstay in the top 15 for the majority of the race and went on to record an eighth-place finish. Burton rallied from a 22nd starting position and going a lap down to the leaders just past halfway because of a right-front tire issue to earning an 11th-place effort.

* RC in D.C. ... Team owner Richard Childress spent the better part of March 2-3 in Washington, D.C. Childress, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's board of directors, attended a March 2 dinner hosted by the bipartisan organization. On March 3, he had a full schedule of morning and afternoon meetings with members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives on behalf of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Childress then attended the sixth Annual Armed Forces Foundation Congressional Gala that evening with drivers Bowyer and Burton before flying home to North Carolina.

-source: rcr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Teams Richard Childress Racing