Richard Childress Three Teams In 2014?

Paul Menard

(WOMR file photo)

Richard Childress Racing will have at least three Sprint Cup teams and possibly four in 2014.  This from the horses mouth today at Louden, N.H.

There has been speculation that RCR might shrink from three to two teams after losing Kevin Harvick and primary sponsor Budweiser to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.  However, team owner Richard Childress told on Friday that he will have a lineup of Jeff Burton, Paul Menard and “question mark”.

“We’re going to have three race teams for sure,” Childress said between practices at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Not 100 percent on a fourth.”

Asked if the third team would be fielded by grandson Austin Dillon, who has run six Cup races this season in anticipation of moving up from the Nationwide Series next year, Childress reiterated, “question mark”.

Childress recently said Ryan Newman, in his last year with SHR, and with Harvick filling out that three-driver lineup at SHR, is a candidate for the #29. He also has left open the possibility that Dillon, who drives the #3 made famous by Dale Earnhardt at RCR, could drive the #3 in Cup.

Kurt Busch also has been mentioned as a potential candidate at RCR. Busch is ninth in points for Furniture Row Racing that has an alliance with RCR. Sources said RCR has a gentleman’s agreement not to pursue Busch. Furniture Row general manager Joe Garone said negotiations to re-sign Busch are on hold as the single-car team attempts to make the Chase for the first time.(ESPN)

It seems like the 2013 “Silly Season” is beginning to unfold before our very eyes!  Nevertheless, stay tuned, because it can only get more involved!


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