Monthly Archives: December 2009

RCR Tire Changer Dies From H1N1 Complications

December 28th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Donald DJ Richardson, rear-tire changer of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 29 Chevy, passed away on Christmas Day from complications from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Richardson contracted the virus over the Thanksgiving holiday


Allmendinger Pleads No Contest To DWI

December 22nd, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Richard Petty Motorsports driver AJ Allmendinger pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving while impaired following an early morning traffic stop on Oct. 29 in North Carolina. He received a suspended sentence, community service, and probation


Addington Named Crew Chief Of PCR’s No. 2

December 14th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Penske Championship Racing announced that Steve Addington will serve as crew chief for the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge and driver Kurt Busch next season. Addington comes to PCR from Joe Gibbs Racing, where he served as crew chief for Kurt's younger brother, Kyle Busch, and the No. 18 Toyota


Kyle Busch Purchases Truck Series Team

December 11th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Kyle Busch announced that he has purchased the assets of Xpress Motorsports, and is starting his own Camping World Truck Series team, Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch will drive for his own team, as will Brian Ickler and Tayler Malsam. Johnny Benson may also drive for KBM, pending sponsorship


RCR Will Field Fourth Car At 2010 Daytona 500

December 10th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Despite a report that Richard Childress Racing was holding off on layoffs after the team said it would enter the No. 07 in the 2010 Daytona 500, the team laid off fewer than a dozen people in preparation for closing the No. 07 team after sponsor Jack Daniels left



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