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Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Joins RCR’s Nationwide Series Effort

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Paint Nationwide Paint Scheme [RCR]

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Paint Nationwide Paint Scheme [RCR]

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing announced today that Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff will serve as a primary sponsor for five races this season with NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan.

Scott and his No. 2 team will wear the company’s colors at Iowa Speedway on May 18, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, Richmond International Raceway on September 6 and Kansas Speedway on October 4. Gaughan and the No. 62 team will support the tobacco-free smokeless brand at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1. In addition to the five-race primary sponsorship, Smokey Mountain will also have an associate-sponsorship presence on both the No. 2 and No. 62 Camaros throughout the 2014 season.

“Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff has been and continues to be a proud supporter of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Dave Savoca, President of Smokey Mountain Chew, Inc. “Through our partnerships in NASCAR, we have seen measurable growth in our brand and want to continue that growth by tapping into the NASCAR Nationwide Series and their 32 million loyal fans. We believe that Richard Childress Racing and their duo of drivers Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan are the perfect avenue to help increase brand awareness, drive sales and keep the Smokey Mountain name at the front of the field.”

Known as America’s original and best-selling, tobacco-free smokeless snuff, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff can be found in retailers across the country. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff is notably the world’s largest tobacco-free smokeless company. An industry leader and inventor, the tobacco-free and nicotine- free chew, is an option for consumers who are looking to quit or reduce their consumption.

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff comes in a variety of flavors including, Wintergreen, Classic, Straight, Arctic Mint, Cherry, Peach, and Grape. Wintergreen and Arctic Mint pouches are also available. For more information or to order your favorite flavor of Smokey Mountain Snuff visit, www.SmokeySnuff.com.

“Smokey Mountain is really becoming a big part of the NASCAR culture with their involvement and investment bringing awareness to their various brands,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. “We feel honored they have chosen to become part of our team and go racing with both Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan. Now, it’s up to us do Smokey Mountain and their people proud with great results on the race track.”
For more information on today’s announcement, and all that is happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.

About Smokey Mountain Snuff:
Smokey Mountain is America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free smokeless brand. Appealing to adult smokeless tobacco consumers who are seeking tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternatives, Smokey Mountain is available in long cut and easy-to-use pouches. For more information visit www.SmokeySnuff.com.

About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2014 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/Wix Filters Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet team.


American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014

American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014 [RCR]

American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014 [RCR]

Welcome, N.C. - American Ethanol is enhancing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2014 NASCAR season. Beginning with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, Dillon will race the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS in select races during the 2014 season.

“American Ethanol is extremely pleased to once again partner with Austin Dillon, Richard Childress and the entire RCR team to help promote a sustainable homegrown American fuel that is better for our environment, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and creates jobs right here in the U.S., while revitalizing rural economies across America and save consumers at the pump,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.

American Ethanol, launched by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association along with the support of other partners, is a breakthrough brand that seeks to expand consumer awareness of the benefits of ethanol and E15. Since the program launch for the 2011 season, NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million miles on renewable Sunoco Green E15.

“We want to show the consumers coast-to-coast there is a great alternative to imported oil and our association with NASCAR and RCR is doing that extremely well,” said Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton, NE farmer and chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s NASCAR Advisory Committee. “Ethanol is also responsible for bringing a rural renaissance from Main Street to the family farm.”

American Ethanol will also serve as a major associate sponsor for Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet for the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season joining Dow, Cheerios, Realtree Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and the University of Northwestern Ohio.

“Homegrown biofuels like American Ethanol have stepped up to help our nation’s economy,” said Dillon. “NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million competitive miles on Sunoco Green E15 and I know we will reach even more milestones together. I am proud to wear the American Ethanol colors in NASCAR and I hope I can bring them to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.”

Dillon is an official spokesperson for American Ethanol, the most commercially-viable alternative that America currently has to offset the economic impact of foreign petroleum. Corn ethanol reduces emissions by 59 percent. And by strengthening America’s energy independence, ethanol helps create American jobs – studies have shown that for every $1 sent overseas for oil, $1.55 leaves the U.S. economy.

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NASCAR and Featherlite Trailers Announce Six-Year Partnership Extension

Credit: NASCAR

Credit: NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR® and Featherlite Trailers announced today that the Iowa-based company has agreed to extend its long-term partnership with NASCAR. The six-year extension ensures that Featherlite Trailers will be the Official Trailer of NASCAR through 2018. Entering its 13th year as an Official Partner, Featherlite Trailers built its first race car transporter for owner Richard Childress 20 years ago, dating its relationship with the sport back to 1993.

Currently, Featherlite Trailers plays a vital role in facilitating high-quality NASCAR race events each weekend. Ninety percent of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ and NASCAR Nationwide Series™ teams rely on Featherlite transporters to move vital race equipment to every event. Additionally, approximately 10 transporters manufactured by Featherlite Trailers serve as official office and meeting spaces for NASCAR race officials and personnel each weekend across the country. 

Harvick Posts Dominating Win in Kroger 250 At Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Kevin & DeLana Harvick made the decision to shutter operations at Kevin Harvick, Inc. at the conclusion of last season, opting to merge their NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series teams into the shops at Richard Childress Racing, he did so knowing full well that his teams would be in good hands.

Today at Martinsville Speedway Harvick was able to see just how good those hands are as he dominated the 43-truck field to collect his first ever Camping World Truck Series win while driving for someone other than himself.

Dominating doesn’t begin to describe Harvick’s performance today.  After starting from the pole Harvick would proceed to lead 248 laps, the most laps led in series history.

About That Deal Involving Elliott Sadler to Michael Waltrip Racing for Five Sprint Cup Series Races…Nevermind

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HICKORY, N.C. — At Phoenix over the weekend it was announced that Elliott Sadler would be racing the #55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing in events which primary driver Mark Martin is not entered.

Sunday evening rumors began to fly that the deal was off and during an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio earlier today Sadler confirmed that he will not be driving the #55 in any Sprint Cup Series events this season.

Sadler went on to say that the decision to back off of the the deal with MWR was made after it became apparent that his Nationwide Series owner, Richard Childress, and other key executives at RCR, were not on board with the decision.

2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Predictions

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HICKORY, N.C. — After a season which saw Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon edge Johnny Sauter for the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by a scant 6 points, it is now time to focus our attention on what is in store for the 2012 season.

One Dillon has left the series, to be replaced by another.  Austin has moved up to the Nationwide Series ranks while little brother Ty steps into the vacated seat formerly occupied by his Champion brother.  Austin’s departure means the door is wide open for those seeking the title in 2012.

Will Johnny Sauter step up to the plate and drive his way to the championship which he fought for so valiantly last season?

Will 4-time champ Ron Hornaday Jr. find a way to complete the set and put a 5th ring on his hand?

Will the aforementioned Ty Dillon, the 2011 ARCA Series Rookie of the Year and Champion, find that in addition to sharing a last name he and his older brother also share the moniker “Camping World Truck Series Champion”?