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Richard Childress Racing Event Preview - Phoenix Raceway

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Richard Childress Racing's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series History at Phoenix Raceway - Team owner Richard Childress has five victories at Phoenix Raceway, ranking him third on the all-time car owner victories list at the Avondale, Ariz. facility. This includes wins with Kevin Harvick in Nov. 2013, Nov. 2012 and March and Nov. 2006. Prior to that, Dale Earnhardt won the Checker 500 on Nov. 4, 1990. In 109 starts at Phoenix, the Welcome, North Carolina based organization boasts 18 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes.

 

RCR in the MENCS - In 2,745 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 48 pole awards,105 wins, 475 top-five finishes and 1,031 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 16.1. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, six NASCAR XFINITY Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.

 

March is Athletic Trainer Month - The Childress Institute funds a research project that measured the impact an athletic trainer had on youth football players through injury and concussion prevention, recognition and treatment. Dr. Jill Urban's research about an athletic trainer's impact on preventing and treating youth injuries was published in the March/April issue of the Journal of Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. Learn more at SaveInjuredKids.org.

 

This Week's Dow World Water Day Chevrolet at Phoenix Raceway - Dillon has six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Phoenix Raceway to his credit, earning his best finish of ninth in April 2016.

 

This Week's FVP / Menards Chevrolet SS at Phoenix Raceway - he Eau Claire, Wisconsin native will make his 367th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the one-mile track on Sunday. He has three top-10 finishes and completed 96.3 percent of laps in competition. Menard's best start of seventh came in April 2009 and November 2012. His best finish of ninth came in both November 2011 and 2012.

 

This Week's Grainger Chevrolet SS at Phoenix Raceway - Ryan Newman will make his 551st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the fourth event of the 2017 season. In 29 Cup Series events, Newman owns one victory at PR. He won the spring event in 2010. When it comes to the last seven events at the raceway, he ranks eighth in driver points earned. In total, Newman owns four pole awards, nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. His average start is 13.3 and average finish is 17.7. He's led 213 laps in competition.

 

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Phoenix Raceway - In 68 Series starts at the one-mile paved oval, RCR has captured three victories with drivers Kevin Harvick (2006), Clint Bowyer (2007) and Elliott Sadler (2012). The Welcome, North Carolina, organization has accumulated two pole awards, 24 top-five finishes, 40 top-10 finishes, led 559 laps and averages a starting position of 11.5 and finishing position of 11.4. RCR has completed 13,258 laps of the 13,547 (97.9 percent) that they have competed.

 

This Week's Rheem Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway - In nine previous XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix Raceway, Dillon has earned four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 7.8 coupled with an average finishing position of 8.9.

 

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway - Ty Dillon has raced in all three of NASCAR's national touring series at Phoenix Raceway. He has two starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with his best finish of 15th place coming in 2016. Dillon has raced at the one-mile oval in the NASCAR XFINITY Series six times and has never finished outside of the top 10. His highest finish came in 2014, when took the checkers in fourth place. In his two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, he has taken home top-15 finishes.

 

This Week's Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway - Hemric will be making his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Phoenix Raceway this weekend, but has three starts at the 1-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

 

This Week's Chevy Truck Month Camaro at Phoenix Raceway - Heading into the second leg of the 'NASCAR Goes West' tour after recording a top-15 finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brandon Jones is eager to compete at Phoenix Raceway, a track he's visited five times in his racing career. In two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 1-mile track, the 20-year-old driver has one top-15 finish (11th) from March 2016. Jones also has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts and one NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start at the track.

 

This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway - In 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix, Gaughan has completed 2,106 of 2,181 (96.6 percent) of the laps he has competed. The Las Vegas native is credited with a 16.9 average starting position and an average finishing position of 15.9. In 11 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Gaughan has led nine laps and averages a 14.6 finishing position.

 

About Richard Childress Racing: For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page - @RCRracing - along with the RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page - @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages - www.facebook.com/austindillon3, www.facebook.com/PaulMenard27 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.