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* RCR in SoCal ... In 55 overall NCS starts at Auto Club Speedway, RCR Chevrolets have earned one pole (Mike Skinner -- April 2000), five top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. RCR boasts a 21.3 average start, a 17.7 average finish and have ...

* RCR in SoCal ... In 55 overall NCS starts at Auto Club Speedway, RCR Chevrolets have earned one pole (Mike Skinner -- April 2000), five top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. RCR boasts a 21.3 average start, a 17.7 average finish and have completed 13,607 of the 13,765 laps (98.9 percent) contested at the moderately-banked D-shaped race track.

* Four to Go ... RCR has earned a Sprint Cup Series victory at 18 of the 22 tracks on the 2009 schedule. The only tracks on the current schedule where RCR hasn't earned wins are Auto Club Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. Additionally, RCR has Sprint Cup Series wins at 21 tracks overall, including North Wilkesboro (N.C.), Riverside (Calif.) and Rockingham (N.C.) which are no longer on the schedule.

* RCR Daytona 500 Rewind ... In last Sunday's Daytona 500, RCR drivers Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick led a combined 78 laps, more than any other organization. Additionally, the three RCR-prepared Chevrolets of Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Harvick posted a 7.7 average finish, ranking only second amongst all race teams. The two Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing's Chevrolets of Jaime McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya earned a fifth-place average finish.

* ECR Daytona Tally ... Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines captured its first Daytona 500 victory when Jamie McMurray took the checkered flag. The other ECR Engines placed in the top 11: Bowyer (fourth), Harvick (seventh), Juan Pablo Montoya (10th) and Burton (11th). The triumph closed out an already impressive Speedweeks in Daytona after Kevin Harvick Incorporated's No. 4 Chevrolet Impala that Tony Stewart took to victory the day before in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick kicked things off for ECR Engines the previous Saturday when he and RCR's No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet team earned its second consecutive victory in the Budweiser Shootout.

* Former California Driver ... Director of Competition Scott Miller is a former driver in NASCAR's regional series. The Bardstown, Ky., native was behind the wheel on six occasions at the now-defunct Riverside International Raceway from 1981-1984, with a top finish of 14th at the nine-turn road course in Southern California. Miller raced in the NASCAR Winston West Series from 1983-1986 accumulating two poles, one win and six top-five finishes.

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Richard Childress Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing