Kansas: Robert Richardson Jr. preview

Robert Richardson, Jr. looking for Yellow Brick Road to Kansas success CHINA GROVE, N.C. (September 28, 2010) -- Robert Richardson, Jr. and the No. 23 Chevrolet of R3 Motorsports are looking to travel the mythical Yellow Brick Road to success at...

Robert Richardson, Jr. looking for Yellow Brick Road to Kansas success

CHINA GROVE, N.C. (September 28, 2010) -- Robert Richardson, Jr. and the No. 23 Chevrolet of R3 Motorsports are looking to travel the mythical Yellow Brick Road to success at Kansas Speedway in this Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

Car Facts: Crew chief Steve Plattenberger and team will roll chassis No. 30 off the R3 Motorsports hauler for this weekend's race. This Chevrolet was last used at Chicagoland Speedway in July, Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and Texas Motor Speedway in April. The team finished 23rd at both CMS and TMS with this car.

Robert Richardson, Jr.:

You've had some pretty good success at Kansas Speedway the last two times: "Yeah, we managed a 23rd and 22nd the past two years. Trust me, it's not where we want to be when the checkered flag waves, but at least I know we have good notes to build off of for this year to get that better finish. Our equipment is good and the guys on the R3 Motorsports team put a lot of effort into getting our Chevrolets ready for the race.

Outlook for this weekend: "Since this is the car we ran at Chicagoland, I know it's going to be real good in the turns. That means a lot to a driver at a fast track like Kansas. The banking isn't as steep at Kansas (15 degrees) as it as Texas or Charlotte (24 degrees), which means you have to finesse it up off the corners just a little better and can't rely on momentum. We just need to gain as many positions as possible during the race and finish in the top-15 or top-20. Those are my goals for the weekend."

-source: r3 motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robert Richardson Jr.