Latest Richard Childress News

Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver had a medical emergency and wound up totaled at the bottom of a 60-foot embankment. So much for wrecks only happening on the track. The No. 47 team from JTG Daugherty Racing was...

Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday that essentially makes a seat swap with Chris Buescher and the Roush Fenway Racing team. Buescher had a clause in his contract that gave him a rare opportunity to leave the No. 47...

Splash & Go: Wallace has few regrets for splashing Bowman

Oct. 5, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bubba Wallace has few regrets over his splash-and-go incident with Alex Bowman. Wallace met with NASCAR officials on Thursday in the wake of tossing his drink at Bowman after the race ended last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Wallace said his frustration stemmed from previous run-ins...

Reddick chases 2nd Xfinity title with Cup future secured

Oct. 4, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tyler Reddick is ready to make the jump from Xfinity Series champ to Cup Series regular. Reddick, the defending champion in NASCAR's second-tier developmental series, has been promoted to NASCAR's Cup Series with Richard Childress Racing next season to replace Daniel Hemric. Hemric was...

Stenhouse firing makes for frenzied NASCAR free agency

Sep. 27, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not interested in...

Roush replacing Stenhouse with Chris Buescher in 2020

Sep. 25, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing made a surprise driver change Wednesday, saying Chris Buescher will replace veteran Ricky Stenhouse Jr. next season. Stenhouse has driven the No. 17 Ford for Roush the past seven seasons and Roush held options on his contract for 2020 and 2021. But the team...

Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish the...

Tyler Reddick stretches gas tank to a win in the desert

Sep. 14, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car but Reddick's Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat...