Friday, October 14, 2011
Gaughan Negotiating For RCR Nationwide, Truck Rides
Sources say Childress will field a trio of Nationwide Series Chevrolets next season; one for veteran Elliott Sadler, another for grandson Austin Dillon and a third to be shared by Gaughan and a rotating lineup of Sprint Cup drivers including Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Paul Menard. Tony Stewart, who has made sporadic Nationwide starts for Kevin Harvick, Inc., in recent years, is also a possibility.
RCR is expected to campaign three Camping World Truck Series Silverados in 2012 for youngsters Ty Dillon and Joey Coulter, with the third truck being shared by Gaughan and the same lineup of RCR-affiliated Sprint Cup drivers.
RCR will trim its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series roster from four cars to three next season, after Clint Bowyer departs at the end of the season to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012. "Right now we're looking at three Cup cars with an occasional (fourth)," said Childress in a press conference today at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Who knows what may come up between now and then? I've had offers... (but) I just want to make sure it's the right move when we make it. So as of right now, we're three Cup teams."