Richard Childress Racing Statement Regarding NASCAR Penalty Appeal Ruling

WELCOME, N.C. (September 30, 2010) — The following is a statement from Richard Childress, president and chief executive officer of Richard Childress Racing, regarding the September 29 decision of the NASCAR appeals committee to uphold the penalty on the No. 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team following the September 19 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“I am disappointed but not surprised by the decision knowing how the appeal system is structured. We proved beyond a reasonable doubt how the car was found to be out of tolerance after the race. Knowing how the system works, I brought a check with me to cover the cost of the appeal hearing and we have already submitted our request to appeal to the chief appellate officer. That being said, we will not let this be a distraction to the primary goal of one of our teams winning the Sprint Cup Series championship. We owe it to our fans and our sponsors to stay focused and bring the championship back to RCR. We will have no further comment on the matter until the appeal is final.”

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About Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 180 victories and 12 NASCAR championships, including six in the Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its 2010 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet), Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet) and Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet). Bowyer drives the No. 21 Zaxby’s Chevrolet in the 2010 Nationwide Series, Austin Dillon drives the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in the 2010 Camping World Truck Series and Tim George Jr. drives the No 31 RCR Development Chevrolet in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards. Ty Dillon and Ryan Gifford are RCR developmental drivers in both asphalt and dirt track racing.

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  1. RICHARD ,KEEP ON FIGHTING .DONT GIVE UP.THE FANS ARE BEHIND YOU AND THE TEAMS.I LET DAYTONA KNOW WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE.ALL THEY WANT IS HENDRICK CARS TO WIN.THAT IS ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IN THE NEWSPAPER &TV.IM SO SICK OF SEEING THEM WIN AND THE WAY THE STANDS ARE LOOKING I M NOT THE ONLY ONE. I TOLD MARK LEWIS OF DAYTONA THAT THEY MUST THINK THAT IM STUPID AND THE REST OF THE FANS .THAT A WRECKER CANT HIT THE BACK OR EVEN BUMPIT AND IT DONT MESS THE BACK UP.IT HAPPEN TO THE RACE CAR THAT WE USE TO RUN SO I KNOW THAT IT CAN HAPPEN.KEEP ON FIGHTING YOU ARE RIGHT.GOOD LUCK. SHARON ROBERSON

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