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Robert Richardson Has Had Plenty of Time To Think Before Nashville 22-Year-Old is Mentally and Physically Prepared to Step Up His Game McKINNEY, TX (July 13, 2005) -- The NASCAR Southeast Series has been idle for nearly one whole month...

Robert Richardson Has Had Plenty of Time To Think Before Nashville
22-Year-Old is Mentally and Physically Prepared to Step Up His Game

McKINNEY, TX (July 13, 2005) -- The NASCAR Southeast Series has been idle for nearly one whole month leading up to this weekend's race at Music City Motorplex (TN). That's enough time to get anyone to do some thinking. That's especially true if you are a young and talented rising star like Robert Richardson. He's been busy throughout most of the 2005 season, splitting his time between his SES ride and a partial schedule run in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, so when he does have some off-time, his mind can't sit still.

"We've definitely had time to think. I've thought about where I need to go and what I need to do to make this a career. Between the Southeast Series and ARCA, I know there are definitely some eyes watching me. If they are looking at me, it doesn't do any good unless I'm running in the top 10, the top five or winning.

"My goals for this year have gotten higher. I'm tired of settling for top-10 finishes. I want to get some top fives and some wins. I'm not out here just to ride around and get points. It doesn't matter where I'm at in the standings. I need to just go out there and try for the best finish that I can get."

Richardson has been using his thoughts as a tool when it comes to preparing for upcoming races as well. This is the perfect compliment to the physical training program that he has to better prepare himself for hitting the track.

"You run races through your mind and plot what you should do. You prepare yourself mentally for these races. Some of these guys are doing this for a hobby, but I'm doing this to try and make a career out of it. I'm preparing myself physically and mentally to do the best job possible every time I get in that car and race."

So all of this means that Richardson and his team are ready and well prepared for the Nashville event.

"We are definitely ready," said Richardson. "The guys in Alabama have been working their butts off getting the cars ready. I'm looking forward to going to Nashville. We've had some decent runs there at the track and it's one of the tracks where I am most confident at."

The NASCAR AutoZone Tour 150 will take place this Saturday night at Music City Motorplex in Nashville.

-robertrichardsonracing.com

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Robert Richardson Jr.