Kansas: Robert Richardson race notes

Robert Richardson lays laps and learns Kansas City, Kansas (July 3, 2006) - Rookie Robert Richardson continues to lay laps and learn as the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season continues. This past weekend, Richardson ran in the...

Robert Richardson lays laps and learns

Kansas City, Kansas (July 3, 2006) - Rookie Robert Richardson continues to lay laps and learn as the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season continues. This past weekend, Richardson ran in the O'Reilly 250 at the Kansas Speedway starting in the 36th position and increased his track position to bring home a 27th place finish in the 167 lap event.

Richardson's main goal has been to maintain consistent lap times and finish races. He accomplished this goal finishing on the lead lap and was the recipient of the "lucky dog" award twice during the race. He also maintained speeds close to the top-ten drivers.

"We accomplished our goal this past weekend to start and finish the race with a solid run," Robert Richardson said. "It is frustrating sometimes to go out there and not be able to be as competitive as you want to be. Kevin (Caldwell, crew chief) has put together some awesome race trucks for us and now being powered by Hutter Racing Engines, I know it is just me that needs to get the experience. I need to get more involved with the veterans of the series to learn from them and that is what I plan on doing for the rest of the season -- learn as much as I can. I'm looking forward to heading to Kentucky. I've raced there before so it should be easier to know the line. These Craftsman Trucks handle so different though so I'm going to do what I can to take advantage of every minute of practice."

Richardson and the rest of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers head to the Kentucky Motor Speedway for the Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers Saturday July 8, 2006. The event is slated to begin at 8:15pm ET.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Robert Richardson Jr.