NASCAR Issues Penalty to No. 3 RCR Team after Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 26: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 26, 2019, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The deck lid of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry was confiscated by officials at Talladega Superspeedway when it was found out of compliance with the NASCAR Rule Book before the qualifying session. Although Austin Dillon and his team rallied to earn the pole during qualifying at Talladega, on Wednesday, after NASCAR’s inspection process at the R&D Center this week, NASCAR announced penalties for the RCR team.

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Austin Dillon Claims Fontana Pole, as Clock Wins Final Qualifying Round

FONTANA, CA – MARCH 15: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Coatings Chevrolet, poses with the pole award after earning the pole position during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 15, 2019, in Fontana, California. Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images

FONTANA, Calif. – Austin Dillon didn’t make it to the Start / Finish line in time to turn a lap in the final session of knockout qualifying at Auto Club Speedway.

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New NASCAR ‘Dynamic Duo’ Could Make History

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While Hendrick Motorsports split up one of, if not the most dominant crew chief/driver combinations in history with Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson, Richard Childress Racing was doing the exact opposite.

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona Preview

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Next Race: Subway Firecracker 250

The Place: Daytona International Speedway

The Date: Saturday, July 4

The Time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)

TV: NBC Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90

Distance: 250 miles (100 laps)

Crew Chief Swap Is Expected To Turn Season Around For RCR

Starting this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the crew chiefs for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 and 33 cars will look a little different. That’s because they are switching between the teams; a good old-fashioned swap. Now Danny Stockman Jr. will lead the No. 33 Chevrolet team with driver Austin Dillon, and Nick Harrison will now serve as crew chief for the No. 3 team with driver Ty Dillon.  Continue reading