Robert Richardson, Jr. (racing driver)
|Robert Richardson, Jr.|
April 4, 1982 |
McKinney, Texas, US
|Achievements||2011 Lone Star Legends Champion|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|8 races run over 4 years|
|Car no., team||No. 26 (BK Racing)|
|Best finish||54th (2010)|
|First race||2009 AMP Energy 500 (Talladega)|
|Last race||2012 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 (Talladega)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|129 races run over 8 years|
|Best finish||24th (2011)|
|First race||2007 Orbitz 300 (Daytona)|
|Last race||2014 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (Texas)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|24 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||30th (2006)|
|First race||2005 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)|
|Last race||2009 Mountain Dew 250 (Talladega)|
|Statistics current as of November 1, 2014.|
He began driving at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Team Texas Driving School at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002. He was runner-up in Rookie of the Year honors the following season in Romco Super Late Models. In 2004, he made his Auto Racing Club of America debut at Chicagoland Speedway. He is a former quarterback at Southern Methodist University.
Richardson made his NASCAR debut in 2005 Las Vegas 350, driving the #24 Chevrolet Silverado for Mighty Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. He started 35th and finished 29th, seven laps down. He ran two more races that season. During the off-season, he purchased equipment from Ultra Motorsports and formed his own team to compete for NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors in the #1 WinYourMortgage.com Chevrolet. He failed to qualify for five races, had a best finish of 16th at Talladega Superspeedway and ended up 30th in season points. His team reportedly shut down after the season ended.
In 2007, Richardson moved up to the NASCAR Busch Series, driving the #28 Checkers/Rally's/United States Border Patrol Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Jay Robinson Racing. He made sixteen starts and finished 46th in points, with a best finish of 19th at Talladega Superspeedway. He signed with Robinson to drive the #4 JVC/Phantom EFX Chevy at least 20 races for JRR in 2008, but he was released. Later that summer, he formed his own team with his father and Rob Fuller, and has driven the #23 team for them since. He will share the #23 with Ken Butler III in 2009, and also will drive the #0 part-time for JD Motorsports.
Richardson ran the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega for Tommy Baldwin Racing, with sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors; he finished 18th this was the best finish for Tommy Baldwin's team in the Sprint Cup in 2009 debut, the team start and parked for most of the season. Richardson ran four races for Front Row Motorsports in 2010; he also drove the #92 Dodge at the Sprint Showdown for Brian Keselowski.
Richardson ran the 2011 Daytona 500 in the #37 Front Row Motorsports Ford with sponsorship from North Texas Pipes, while running the majority of the Nationwide Series schedule in 2011.
In 2012, he attempted to qualify for the Daytona 500 in a family-owned No. 23 Chevrolet, but failed to make the field. Richardson ran the 2013 DRIVE4COPD 300 in the #23 StalkIt car to 9th place, his best career finish, and ran a limited schedule for the remainder of the year.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Sprint Cup Series
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
|2010||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||37||31|
- "Daytona 500 Entry List". NASCAR via Jayski's. ESPN. February 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- Bonkowski, Jerry (February 7, 2016). "BK Racing adds Stalk It as sponsor for Robert Richardson Jr.’s effort". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 7, 2016.