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#8 Richard Childress Racing Team News

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Richard Childress Racing
Daniel Hemric
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
ECR Engines
Childress Vineyards

CAT Racing
CAT Financial
Caterpillar Global Mining
Grainger Racing
Libery National Life Insurance
Bass Pro Shops

Lucas Oil Products

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2019 sponsor schedule:
1) Daytona: Bass Pro Shops / Caterpillar
2) Atlanta: Alsco/Red Kap
3) Las Vegas: Caterpillar
4) ISM Raceway: Okuma
5) Auto Club: Liberty National
6) Martinsville: Bulkware
7) Texas: Bass Pro Shops
8) Bristol: Caterpillar/Bass Pro Shops
9) Richmond: Bass Pro Shops
10) Talladega: Caterpillar
11) Dover: Caterpillar
12) Kansas: Bass Pro Shops
Charlotte (All-Star): Caterpillar/Bass Pro
13) Charlotte: Cessna
14) Pocono: Kalahari Resorts
15) Michigan: Chevrolet Accessories
16) Sonoma:
17) Chicagoland: Liberty National
18) Daytona:
19) Kentucky: Caterpillar
20) New Hampshire:
21) Pocono:
22) Watkins Glen: Caterpillar
23) Michigan:
24) Bristol: Bass Pro Shops
25) Darlington: Caterpillar
26) Indianapolis: Liberty National
27) Las Vegas:
28) Richmond:
29) Charlotte: Caterpillar
30) Dover:
31) Talladega: Liberty National
32) Kansas: Caterpillar
33) Martinsville:
34) Texas: Caterpillar
35) ISM Raceway: Caterpillar
36) Homestead-Miami:

Contract Status: Sponsors: Caterpillar 2018+, Grainger 2018+, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s 2018+, Liberty National Life Insurance Company 2018+; Driver: ?

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Alsco extends partnership with Richard Childress Racing: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has renewed its partnership with Alsco, the premier linen and uniform rental business, into the 2019 NASCAR season. Alsco will serve as an associate partner for the full year on both No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, piloted by Daniel Hemric in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Tyler Reddick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.[More](1-16-2019)

Tyler Reddick could run some Cup races in 2019: “Don’t be surprised to see him in a (Cup) car before the year ends,” Childress told, lauding the 22-year-old newcomer to the team. “We’re just real impressed with him and what he’s been able to do so far in his career. He’s just a great young talent.”[More](12-20-2018)

Richard Childress Racing to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019: Richard Childress Racing announced plans for a yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration today, commencing in February with a pair of gold Daytona 500 entries for it’s two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Defending Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon will drive a gold No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 while Daniel Hemric will make his career-first Daytona 500 start in a gold No. 8 Bass Pro Shops/Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 in “The Great American Race.”[More](12-14-2018)

Daniel Hemric to drive No. 8 in 2019: Daniel Hemric will carry a familiar number for his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 27-year-old will continue the long tradition of Kannapolis, North Carolina, natives who have driven the No. 8 on the racetrack. Hemric made his MENCS debut during the 2018 season running the No. 8 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet at Richmond Raceway in April and Charlotte Motor Speedway in September. Now, as he prepares for his first season in the MENCS, Hemric is ready to carry the number full time.[More](12-14-2018)

Luke Lambert to continue as crew chief for Daniel Hemric: Crew chief Luke Lambert told NBC Sports he’s signed a new deal with Richard Childress Racing and will serve as rookie Daniel Hemric’s crew chief on the No. 31 car next season.[More](11-21-2018)

Liberty National extends sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing: Liberty National Life Insurance Company has extended its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and the No. 31 team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Liberty National will remain a primary sponsor for select races with Daniel Hemric and the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and will be an associate sponsor for select races on the No. 3 Chevrolet with driver Austin Dillon.[More](10-12-2018)

Richard Childress Racing and Waste Masters join forces at Dover for special cause: Richard Childress Racing and Waste Masters are once again joining forces for the second-straight year at Dover International Speedway. A leading provider of environmental solutions, trash removal, dumpsters, recycling service and equipment in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, Waste Masters will serve as the primary sponsor on Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at the Monster Mile on October 7. Also included on the quarter panels of the No. 31 will be the 22 in 22 Challenge. Steve Masterson, president and CEO of Waste Masters, who is also an Air Force veteran, hopes to highlight the Challenge and raise awareness about the U.S. military suicide crisis.[More](10-2-2018)

Daniel Hemric named driver of the No. 31: Richard Childress Racing has promoted Daniel Hemric to drive the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2019. Hemric, 27, boasts back-to-back NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff berths at RCR, including a Championship 4 appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway during his rookie season.[More](9-28-2018)

Richard Childress Racing and Stewart-Haas talking to Suarez: RCR could instead decide to move Daniel Hemric up from XFINITY, while SHR is believed to be able to put together a business-to-business deal for sponsorship.[More](9-24-2018)

Newman announces he is leaving RCR UPDATE: He says he intends to compete full-time in Cup in 2019 and beyond, but it not ready to announce his plans yet.(9-15-2018)
UPDATE: Richard Childress Racing says a new driver will be announced for the No. 31 “in the near future”.[More](9-16-2018)

Ryan Newman to Roush Fenway Racing? Newman has reportedly been exploring options with other teams, but could stay at RCR.[More](9-12-2018)

Ryan Newman’s Darlington scheme to honor Neil Bonnett: For the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will honor Alabama Gang member and close friend of Richard Childress Racing, Neil Bonnett. The throwback No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 honors Bonnett’s two starts for RCR in 1993, which came at Talladega Superspeedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.[More](7-31-2018)

Kalahari Resorts renews sponsorship of Newman: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Kalahari Resorts and Conventions are once again teaming up for the third straight year for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Home to America’s Largest Indoor Waterparks, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will serve as the primary sponsor on Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Pocono Raceway on June 3. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will also host RCR during its two NASCAR events in Pennsylvania.[More](5-22-2018)

Richard Childress Racing and eBay Motors team up for 2018: Richard Childress Racing is joining forces with eBay Motors for its 2018 NASCAR marketing campaign by providing compelling feature content and vignettes featuring the No. 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup team to appear on FOX broadcasts. The unique partnership includes the primary sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the MENCS race at Martinsville Speedway on March 25.[More](3-23-2018)

Richard Childress Racing leverages ANSYS to improve race car speeds: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will improve racing times with ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) through a new, multi-year partnership. RCR will leverage ANSYS Pervasive Engineering SimulationTM software to more accurately predict machine performance and enhance vehicle speed on the race track by enabling a true digital twin of a race car.[More](2-15-2018)

Childress fires shots at men who attempted break-in UPDATES: Authorities continue to search for three masked men who allegedly attempted to break into the home of Hall of Fame NASCAR driver and team owner Richard Childress. The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Reedy Creek community in Davidson County.(12-20-2017)
UPDATE: Clothing recovered from the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress could lead law enforcement to finding out the identities of three armed men, who are being sought for the attempted home invasion robbery, according to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.(12-22-2017)
UPDATE 2: Two Winston-Salem men and another from Salisbury have been charged with attempting to break into NASCAR owner Richard Childress’ home on Dec. 17.[More](1-2-2018)