Richardson Jr. ready for Atlanta weekend

R3 Motorsports press release

R3 Motorsports welcomes return of Robert Richardson, Jr. to the No. 23 in Atlanta

Robert Richardson Jr.
Robert Richardson Jr.

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

CHINA GROVE, N.C. (August 30, 2011) – This weekend, the No. 23 North Texas Pipe Chevrolet of R3 Motorsports will have a familiar name above the door when Robert Richardson, Jr. climbs into the seat.

After an on-again-off-again schedule for the McKinney, Texas native; it looks like his schedule will pick up again as the season draws toward a close. He’s slated to drive Richmond International Raceway the following weekend, as well more races in the near future.

The team is still seeking primary and associate marketing partners to round out the season; like many teams. But, they are committed to see this season out and then get ready for 2012.

Until then, it’s time to fire up the engines and flip on the lights of the 1.5-mile oval of AMS for some Saturday night racing on Labor Day Weekend.

Robert Richardson, Jr. Quotes: “I’m looking forward to getting back in the No. 23 Chevrolet this weekend for my team. And, to do it at a fast track like Atlanta makes it even better. I like how that place is laid out and the challenges you face. And, we get to do it all under the lights, too.

“The car has to be set up to make it out of Turn 2 more than anything. If you don’t have it right, it will goof you up for the rest of the lap because of it’s the sharpest turn on the track. When you come out of Turn 4, you have a dog leg there on the fronstretch so the transition isn’t as bad.

“We’ll do what we have to in the practice sessions to see where we are, but it’s going to be tough because we practice in the morning, qualify in the afternoon and race at night. But, we’ll do our best to get it right.

“Once the race starts, it’s all about being there at the end and keeping the car in one piece. I’m ready for a good run with my team.”

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robert Richardson Jr.
Tags atlanta, chevrolet, nascar-ns, r3, richardson