Chevrolet extends RCR partnership

Chevrolet Continues Partnership with Richard Childress Racing For 2008 and Beyond Bowtie Brand Looks to Further On-Track Success With One of Racing's Elite Organizations BROOKLYN, MI (Aug. 18, 2007) Chevrolet, the winningest nameplate...

Chevrolet Continues Partnership with Richard Childress Racing For 2008 and Beyond

Bowtie Brand Looks to Further On-Track Success With One of Racing's Elite Organizations

BROOKLYN, MI (Aug. 18, 2007) Chevrolet, the winningest nameplate in NASCAR, will continue its partnership in NASCAR competition in 2008 with one of racing's elite organizations, Richard Childress Racing (RCR).

"2008 marks Richard Childress's 39th year as a team owner and his cars proudly carry the Chevy bowtie," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "At Chevrolet and GM Racing, we are very excited to continue a long and successful relationship with one of the best racing organizations in NASCAR, both on and off the track."

Richard Childress Racing has earned more than 160 victories and 10 NASCAR championships, including six in the NEXTEL Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. It was the first organization to win championships in the NEXTEL Cup Series, Busch Series and Truck Series. Its 2007 NEXTEL Cup Series lineup includes Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil), Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T) and Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel's). Its Busch Series lineup includes Harvick and Tim McCreadie (No. 21 AutoZone), Burton and Scott Wimmer (No. 29 Holiday Inn) and Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T).

"This is a racing organization that invests in quality drivers and is dedicated to winning," said Peper. "Today all three of RCR's drivers are in a position to compete in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup."

"Chevrolet's long-term relationship with RCR is as much about family as it is a business partnership," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "I raced Chevys for nearly my entire driving career and they have been a part of every one of RCR's victories since 1983. All of us at RCR are very proud to continue our association with Chevrolet for years to come."

Chevrolet has over 600 wins in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition, more than any other manufacturer. Team Chevy drivers have won 17 of 22 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races in 2007 giving Chevy the lead in the Manufacturer Cup standings. Currently Chevy drivers hold nine of the top 12 spots in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series standings.

-credit: gm racing

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Series Automotive , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Burton , Kevin Harvick , Scott Wimmer , Clint Bowyer , Tim McCreadie
Teams Richard Childress Racing