Robert Richardson, Jr. to take on Kansas Speedway in No. 23 Chevrolet for R3 Motorsports

Robert Richardson, Jr. to take on Kansas Speedway in No. 23 Chevrolet for R3 Motorsports

CHINA GROVE, N.C.(October 4, 2011) – When the NASCAR Nationwide Series activities begin this weekend at the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway, Robert Richardson, Jr. will be back in the seat of the No. 23 North Texas Pipe Chevrolet.

The family-owned team of R3 Motorsports has entered and made every race this year. This has allowed them to remain solidly locked into the Owner’s Points so they can concentrate more on their race set-ups to maximize their performance in Saturday’s race.

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The 29-year old native of McKinney, Texas has some experience under his belt at the Midwestern track to aid in the young team’s quest for speed and handling. Richardson used the recent off-week to take an extensive tour of Colorado and New Mexico utilizing his minor in photography from Southern Methodist University to take some great photos available for viewing on his Facebook page.

Fast Facts:This will be Richardson’s 20th start of the 2011 season and 89th of his NNS career. Throughout this year, he’s completed 2,946 of 3,740 laps contested and led one lap, at Talladega. His best finish took place at Richmond in May where he was 20th.

Track Facts: This will be the fourth start at Kansas Speedway for Richardson. In the previous three, he’s achieved a best start of 31st and finish of 22nd, both taking place in the 2009 event. As far as consistency, he’s completed 99 percent of the laps (594 of 600) of competition. In this race last year, he started 42nd and went on to finish in 31st place.

Tune in for the Win:A fairly normal schedule awaits the Nationwide Series drivers this weekend in Kansas. Their first practice takes place from 2:10 p.m. (ET) to 3:15 p.m., which is then followed by the final practice from 3:45 to 5 p.m.; both of which will be seen live on ESPN2. Then, qualifying takes place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on ESPN2 before all 200 laps of action start at 3:30 p.m. start on, yep – you guessed it – ESPN2. All of the race action can also be heard on MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90

Need a place to say in KC?:Stay where R3 Motorsports stays – The Chase Suit Hotel, Kansas City Airport, isan all suite hotel offering convenience and customized service to the corporate traveler and extended stay guest, at exceptional value.

Conveniently located minutes from the KCI Airport, we offer courtesy shuttle transportation to and from the airport. Chase Suite Hotel Kansas City Airport is the perfect destination for business or leisure travel just minutes from the Kansas City Expo Center, Zona Rosa Shopping District, World’s of Fun & Oceans of Fun Water Park, and Tiffany Greens Golf Course. Chase Suite Hotel Kansas City Airport is also pet-friendly. With 112 hotel suites ranging in size from 550 to 850 square feet, you have all the touches of home with the added value of business amenities. Our KCI Airport hotel suites are appointed with spacious living rooms, sofa beds for added flexibility and inviting pillow top mattresses complete with goose/down feather pillows for comfort.

Next!The NASCAR series return home for the following week when they race under the lights of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening.

Robert Richardson, Jr. Quotes: “This is one of those 1.5-mile tracks on our schedule that is pretty much like the others, when it comes to the layout. But, don’t get me wrong, this track has its own personality and quirks just like the others do, too.

“We need to get ourselves dialed in real good in the first practice so we know what we have to deal with during the race. If we start to get in some of those long, green-flag runs like we have been lately, then we need to know what to expect.

“Qualifying will get worked on some, too, because you really want to get a good starting spot at a place like Kansas. The more positions you can put behind you before the green flag flies, the better.

“Kansas is a great area and the fans get into us being there every year. The cooler temperatures now will help us some in the car, but also in how the tires could wear differently  than they do in the summer time.”

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