Park out at RCR next season

Steve Park's services as driver of the No. 30 AOL Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, have not been renewed for the 2004 season. Childress announced today that Park was out of the ride, and he would begin his search for a replacement racer ...

Steve Park's services as driver of the No. 30 AOL Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, have not been renewed for the 2004 season. Childress announced today that Park was out of the ride, and he would begin his search for a replacement racer immediately.

Park will compete in the remainder of the races on the 2003 schedule as the driver of the No. 30 car. This year, Park has earned two-poles (Daytona and Fontana), and garnered four top-ten finishes.

"I've had a great experience with RCR and Richard has been very supportive throughout our relationship. I greatly appreciate him giving me the opportunity to drive for his organization this season," said Park.

"I feel that I am in the best physical shape I have ever been and I know that I still have a lot to look forward to as a winning driver."

Park, who previously drove the No. 1 Chevy for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Racing, was released from that ride earlier this season after a lackluster comeback attempt. Park was seriously injured in a 2001 Busch Series event at Darlington, where he suffered severe head injuries. Park sat out the remainder of the 2001 season, returning to the Cup series at Darlington in 2002 for DEI.

In 2002, Park earned only 2 top-ten finishes for DEI, and only one top-ten during the 2003 season before being released by DEI previous to the Charlotte spring race this season.

Park has driven for RCR in the No. 30 Chevy since the Coca-Cola 600 this past May.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Steve Park
Teams Richard Childress Racing