This Week’s No. 21 KCMG Chevrolet Camaro at Daytona International Speedway … Road course ace Earl Bamber will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the seat of the No. 21 KCMG Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Although new to NASCAR, the New Zealand native has competed at the 3.56-mile road course seven times, earning four podium finishes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.
About KCMG … KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is an international motorsport services group established in 2007 by Dr. Paul Ip. The group, with its headquarters located in Hong Kong, has operations reaching across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. KCMG operates closely with many partner companies and racing organizations around the world to provide unrivalled Motorsport Services, Equipment, Team Management and quality distributorship in the Automotive Industry. 2013 saw KCMG become the first Chinese outfit ever to race at the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours in its 90-year history and participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Hong Kong-based team later on took an historic LMP2 victory at Le Mans and was Vice Champion in FIA WEC in 2015. With years in the motorsport industry, KCMG has been involved in a wide range of Formula, GT and Le Mans prototype endurance racing series across the globe. For more information please visit www.kcmg.com.hk or email email@example.com.
EARL BAMBER QUOTES:
What does it mean to you to be making your NASCAR debut this weekend for Richard Childress Racing?
“It’s a really proud moment for me. It’s been a long time in the making to finally make it on the grid, and it’s also a really cool event to be at the Daytona Road Course. Since this is the first time NASCAR is racing there, it levels the playing field for everyone as well. I’m really looking forward to just rolling off in our No. 21 KCMG Chevrolet and seeing what NASCAR is all about. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the simulator, so now it’s time to just go racing.”
What do you anticipate will be the biggest differences in a NASCAR Stock Car compared to the cars you are more accustomed to racing?
“Everyone talks about the weight of the cars. Obviously for us, we’ll have a heap more power in the stock car as well, which I can’t wait for. I’m going in there with an open mind to feel it out and see what it’s like. I think I’ll love it. In the end, it brings a lot more back on the driver with everything we’ve got to do inside the cockpit, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Richard Childress Racing at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course … Continuing to navigate through an unprecedented 2020 season, Richard Childress Racing will compete at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course for the first time this weekend. In order to prepare for the new challenge, RCR Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick have spent significant time preparing with their teams in the Chevrolet simulator. Earl Bamber, who will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend under the RCR banner, has competed on the configuration seven times, earning four podium finishes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.
Richard Childress at the Daytona Road Course … Richard Childress competed at the Daytona Road Course as a driver in 1969 when he drove his 1968 Camaro to a 13th-place finish in the Citrus 250. Childress went on to compete on the Florida road course a total of five times, racing in the NASCAR Grand Touring Division and NASCAR Grand American Series. He finished in the top 10 in three out of the five races, with a best result of eighth in 1970.
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Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series UNOH 188 at the Daytona Road Course will be televised live Saturday, August 15, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
The NASCAR Cup Series GoBowling 235 at the Daytona Road Course will be televised live Sunday August 16, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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