Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Kobalt Tools 400: Richard Childress Racing Race Preview

Race: Kobalt Tools 400

Date: March 11, 2012

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Richard Childress Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Notes:
RCR at Vegas … In 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, RCR Chevrolets have earned seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes with five different drivers – Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick and Mike Skinner. Bowyer and Harvick’s runner-up finishes in March 2008 and March 2009, respectively, are RCR’s best showings at the mile-and-a-half oval.

Four Trophies Missing from the Case … RCR has earned a Sprint Cup Series victory at 19 of the 23 tracks on the 2012 schedule. The only tracks on the current schedule where RCR hasn’t earned Sprint Cup Series wins are Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. Additionally, RCR has Sprint Cup Series wins at 22 tracks overall, including North Wilkesboro (N.C.), Riverside (Calif.) and Rockingham (N.C.), which are no longer on the schedule.

Get to the Points … RCR’s three Sprint Cup Series drivers rank third (Harvick), 12th (Burton) and 14th (Paul Menard) leading into this weekend’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Up-to-Date with RCR … To keep up-to-date with the latest news and to view exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing – along with the RCR Sprint Cup Series team Twitter pages – @RCR27PMenard, @RCR29KHarvick and @RCR31JeffBurton. Information about the 14-time championship organization can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing.

Catch the Action … The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be televised live on Sunday, March 6 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on FOX. The race will also be broadcast live on Performance Racing Network and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Qualifying for the third of 36 points-paying races on the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour begins Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. EST and will broadcast live on SPEED.