Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 10/26/14

TALLADEGA, AL - NOVEMBER 01: Team owner Richard Childress speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on November 1, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

Richard Childress Racing Rocks Daytona ... 

Dating back to 1986, RCR has won seven poles and owns 30 total victories at the most storied race track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. RCR owns two Daytona 500 wins (Dale Earnhardt - 1998, Kevin Harvick - 2007), three Coke Zero 400 trophies (Earnhardt - 1990, 1993 and Harvick - 2010) and 14 qualifying races, including 10 consecutive victories with Earnhardt (1990 - 1999) and Jeff Burton's most recent win in 2011. Harvick became the fourth driver to win back-to-back Budweiser Shootout titles (2009 and 2010) and it marked the seventh win in the exhibition race for RCR, more than any other organization. In addition to Harvick's victories, Earnhardt won the event five times (1986, '88, '91, '93, and '95). Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Feb. 2002 and 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Daytona, driving cars fielded by RCR. Harvick drove to Victory Lane in the 2007 Nationwide Series season opener in the No. 21 Chevrolet and Clint Bowyer won the July 2009 event at the "World Center of Racing."

RCR in the NSCS ... 

In 2,216 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 100 wins, 431 top-five finishes, 896 top-10 finishes and 42 pole awards, with an average starting position of 17.9 and an average finishing position of 15.8 among all races contested. RCR has earned six Sprint Cup Series championships with Dale Earnhardt (1986, '87, '90,'91, '93, '94), 14 total championships (five NASCAR Nationwide Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.

The Collective RCR ... 

Throughout the season's first 17 races, RCR's Sprint Cup Series entries have notched four top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. RCR teams have completed 16,424 out of 16,691 total laps (98.4 percent) with drivers Burton, Harvick, Menard, Elliott Sadler, Brendan Gaughan and Austin Dillon. The group has led a combined 175 laps.

Get to the Points ... 

Following the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, Harvick remains sixth in the driver championship point standings, 68 markers out of the top spot. Menard sits 13th in the standings, while Burton ranks 20th.

Catch the Action ... 

TNT's live coverage of the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola begins Saturday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 18th points-paying event on the Sprint Cup Series will be broadcast live on SPEED on Friday, July 6 at 4 p.m. ET.
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