Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations RCR forms racing alliance TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 26, 1997) Richard Childress Racing announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bob Riley, Mark Scott...
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RCR forms racing alliance
TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 26, 1997) Richard Childress Racing announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bob Riley, Mark Scott and Bill Riley of Riley & Scott Engineering to provide design and engineering development to RCR teams. In the agreement, Riley & Scott Engineering will design and engineer exclusively for both Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series teams. "Riley & Scott Engineering is the cornerstone in motorsports engineering," said Childress who has won six NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships as a car owner. "Their success in every division of motorsports they've entered speaks for itself. We are excited to have Riley & Scott's NASCAR development program working exclusively for RCR. "With the competition as close as it is today, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our racing programs. I feel that Riley & Scott Engineering along with RCR's engineers can provide the best race cars possible for our drivers. By having them work exclusively with our teams it reinforces our commitment to winning championships." Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indian, Riley & Scott Engineering has been supplying winning race cars for seven years. Their lists of accomplishments reads like a who's who of racing from a record 24 consecutive Trans-Am Series victories between 1991 and 193, to 14 wins on the IMSA WSC Series. Their designs also include victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1996 IMSA WSC drivers' and constructors' championship and the 1996 Brickyard 400. "I've worked with Bob, Mark and Bill closely over the last few years," said Larry McReynolds, crew chief for the GM Goodwrench Service team. "It is impossible for teams to keep up with the advances in technology and continue to run a 32 race schedule. These guys are leading the way in motorsports engineering and will be a big asset to our race teams." "We pride ourselves with keeping designs simple and efficient," said Bob Riley. "Our engineers will continue with that philosophy as we begin this exciting and new challenge. Richard Childress Racing has been a dominant force in NASCAR for many years. They've won championships in both the Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series. It's our hope to continue that championship caliber effort by producing the best equipment possible. We look forward to working with RCR over the next couple of years and achieving the goals we have set for ourselves." "Richard Childress is a fierce competitor who is always looking to stay out front," said seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, RCR's lead driver. "He has taken every step to make sure that RCR has the ability to produce winning programs. With the addition of Riley & Scott and their developments in motorsports engineering, I look forward to a long and successful association."
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