Daytona 500: Richard Chilress Racing preview

Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Notes: * RCR Rocks Daytona ... Dating back to 1986, RCR has won seven poles and owns 27 total victories at the most storied race track on the circuit. RCR owns two Daytona 500...

Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Notes:

* RCR Rocks Daytona ... Dating back to 1986, RCR has won seven poles and owns 27 total victories at the most storied race track on the circuit. RCR owns two Daytona 500 wins (Dale Earnhardt -- 1998, Kevin Harvick -- 2007), two Coke Zero 400 trophies (Earnhardt -- 1990, 1993) and 13 qualifying races, including 10 straight victories with Earnhardt (1990 -- 1999). Most recently, Harvick became the fourth driver to win back-to-back Budweiser Shootout titles (2009 and 2010) and it marked the seventh win in the exhibition race for RCR, more than any other organization. In addition to Harvick's victories, Earnhardt won the event five times (1986, '88, '91, '93, and '95). Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Feb. 2002 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona, driving a car fielded by RCR. Harvick drove to Victory Lane in the 2007 NNS opener in the No. 21 Chevrolet and Clint Bowyer won the July 2009 NNS race at the "World Center of Racing."

* RCR Sprint Cup Stats ... In 115 points-paying Sprint Cup Series races at the historic 2.5-mile Daytona Beach race course, RCR has four wins, 10 poles, 27 top-five and 48 top-10 finishes and have led 1,442 laps. Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR's premier division, earned two of those top 10s between February 1976 and July 1980.

* RCR Remembers DJ ... RCR will honor former pit crew member and front tire changer D.J. Richardson with memorial decals during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. All three of RCR's Sprint Cup Series entries will carry the decals for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 on February 14, and its Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series entries will also carry the decals for their season-opening races. Richardson passed away December 25, 2009, from complications from the H1N1 virus. He joined RCR in July 2009 and finished the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala team. The Leominster, Mass., native was 37.

* Join Coca-Cola Racing Family Drivers Burton and Bowyer ... Coca-Cola is hosting a Coca-Cola Family Track Walk on Sunday, Feb. 14, that will allows fans to take the first lap of the day around the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway with RCR drivers Bowyer and Burton. Joining them will be NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler and three-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Jarrett. The event is open to all ticket and credential holders for the 2010 Daytona 500. Registration begins at 8 a.m. ET at Gate 7 and the event kicks off at 8:45 a.m.

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Dale Jarrett , Kevin Harvick , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler
Teams Richard Childress Racing