I think it would be safe to say that so far, 2012 has been a very frustrating year for Richard Childress Racing.
The organization made a bunch of changes during the offseason. Team owner Richard Childress was trying to upgrade the teams of Jeff Burton and Paul Menard and trying to upgrade from what had happened in 2011. The organization also felt that with Clint Bowyer's team going away entering this season, that reducing back down to only three teams would prove beneficial in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year.
Don't get me wrong - overall, Childress had a good 2011. In addition to the changes made internally at RCR, driver Kevin Harvick closed down his Camping World Truck teams as well as his Nationwide program. The belief is that would take some pressure off Kevin and keep him more focused on the much bigger prize of a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Unfortunately, things just haven't materialized. Sure Kevin is again in the top 10 in points right now, but he has no wins, ...