Memorial Service Arrangements Set for D.J. Richardson

WELCOME, N.C. (December 27, 2009) -- Funeral arrangements have been made for former Richard Childress Racing pit crew member Donald "D.J." Richardson, Jr., who passed away December 25 in Massachusetts.

The viewing will be Tuesday, December 29, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Silas F. Richardson and Son Funeral Home in Leominster, Mass. The funeral will be Wednesday, December 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Church in Leominster, Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for his three children is being established, with details to follow as soon as possible.

Details of a memorial service in North Carolina are pending and will also be made available as soon as possible.

Richardson passed away from complications of the H1N1 virus. He joined RCR in July 2009 and finished the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as the rear-tire changer for the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS team. The Massachusetts native began his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career with Andy Petree Racing in 1999. He also worked for Penske Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Braun Racing.

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