Event: Las Vegas
Robert Richardson, Jr. ready to restart wildlife style in Las Vegas Nationwide race
CHINA GROVE, N.C. (March 1, 2011) -- Robert Richardson, Jr. is ready to resume his new wildlife style this week in Las Vegas. And, he's going to do it right on the track in front of everybody, too.
After making a huge impact with the No. 23 Wildlife Conservation Society paint scheme in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway; the green, white and blue design is returning to Richardson's race car this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Already being dubbed the "coolest paint scheme in NASCAR" by some, the WCS scheme is becoming a favorite amongst race fans, animal lovers and conservationists alike.
The avid outdoorsman from McKinney, Texas not only represents the partnership on the car, but also in his fishing and hunting ventures throughout the year. So, when the much-talked about paint scheme takes to the track again this weekend, he knows he's representing many kindred wildlife conservationists.
When it comes to the on-track action, the entire R3 Motorsports team is working together in pursuit of positions and points.
Car Facts: Walter Giles and team are using Chassis No. 53 this weekend, which was last used at Richmond International Raceway in Sept. 2010.
Robert Richardson, Jr. quotes
What has been the reaction of people regarding your new Wildlife Conservation Society paint scheme on the No. 23 Dodge Challenger: "It has been unbelievable. If you think fans and people in the sport don't pay attention to those things, you are wrong. Aside from the drastic change in colors from our black, red and silver scheme, you look at the animals we have on the car, as well.
"The car looks great and people certainly notice it, but the reaction of people who are all about what the WCS does and those involved has been great. People were getting their picture taken by the tiger and gorilla more than anything, so that was good to see. I look forward to bringing more and more awareness to their cause each time we get on the track."
What's the biggest challenge about racing at LVMS: "The biggest challenge is going to be getting our new Nationwide Dodge cars to work the layout of the 1.5-mile tracks to our liking. The intermediate tracks are the bread and butter of our schedule, so we'll have to do all we can in the extra practices we're getting for this track to work on the car.
"The good news is Walter (Giles, crew chief) and the guys have put a lot of time and effort into preparing and understanding these cars. As a driver, that helps our confidence when we get in the car and start the practice sessions. I like racing at Las Vegas. Not just because it's a great area, but it's a great track and facility. I'm ready to get out there and get a good finish for our No. 23 Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge team."
-source: r3 motorsports