Robert Richardson Jr. (racing driver)

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Robert Richardson Jr.
Born (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 36)
McKinney, Texas
Achievements 2011 Lone Star Legends Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
9 races run over 5 years
2016 position 51st
Best finish 51st (2016)
First race 2009 AMP Energy 500 (Talladega)
Last race 2016 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
129 races run over 8 years
2014 position 42nd
Best finish 24th (2011)
First race 2007 Orbitz 300 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
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)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 21, 2016.

Robert Richardson Jr. (born April 4, 1982) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

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.

Racing career[edit]

Richardson leaves pit road during the 2007 Ford 300.

Richardson made his NASCAR debut in 2005 Las Vegas 350, driving the No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 23 team for them since. He shared the No. 23 with Ken Butler III in 2009, and also drove the No. 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 No. 92 Dodge at the Sprint Showdown for Brian Keselowski.

Richardson ran the 2011 Daytona 500 in the No. 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,[1] but failed to make the field. Richardson ran the 2013 DRIVE4COPD 300 in the No. 23 StalkIt car to 9th place, his best career finish, and ran a limited schedule for the remainder of the year.

In 2016, Richardson returned to the Cup Series for the Daytona 500 with sponsorship from StalkIt. He would drive the No. 26 car for BK Racing.[2] Despite not being locked into the race due to his team not possessing a charter (which would have guaranteed his team a spot in the 500),[3] Richardson was able to finish 18th in the second Can-Am Duel[4] to qualify for the 500.[5]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2009 Tommy Baldwin Racing 36 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL
18
TEX PHO HOM 59th 109
2010 Front Row Motorsports 38 Ford DAY
31
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX 54th 301
37 TAL
26
RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON NHA DAY
23
CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR
34 TAL
37
TEX PHO HOM
2011 37 DAY
38
PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 77th 01
2012 R3 Motorsports 23 Toyota DAY
DNQ
PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL
27
DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY
DNQ
NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL
35
CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 68th 01
2016 BK Racing 26 Toyota DAY
38
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN DOV CLT POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN BRI MCH DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 51st 3

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2010 Front Row Motorsports Ford 37 31
2011 28 38
2012 R3 Motorsports Toyota DNQ
2016 BK Racing Toyota 40 38

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2006 Richardson Racing 80 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM
DNQ
NA -
2007 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Chevy DAY
28
CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH
31
TAL
19
RCH DAR CLT DOV
36
NSH
30
KEN
34
MLW
33
NHA
39
DAY
26
CHI GTY
22
IRP
27
CGV GLN MCH BRI
38
CAL RCH DOV
27
KAN CLT MEM
31
TEX
32
PHO HOM
63
46th 1146
Richardson Racing 80 Chevy TEX
DNQ
PHO
2008 Jay Robinson Racing 4 Chevy DAY
31
CAL
25
LVS
19
ATL
32
BRI
32
NSH
35
TEX
29
PHO
30
MXC TAL
19
RCH
34
DAR 45th 1105
R3 Motorsports 23 Chevy CLT
38
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY
32
CHI
DNQ
GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH
35
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN
23
CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX
36
PHO HOM
DNQ
2009 DAY
34
CAL BRI
29
TEX
24
NSH PHO TAL
16
RCH DAR CLT
33
DOV NSH
21
KEN MLW NHA DAY
26
CHI
28
GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH
24
BRI CGV ATL
22
RCH
28
DOV KAN
22
CAL CLT MEM
32
TEX
26
PHO HOM 41st 1248
0 LVS
34
2010 23 DAY
25
CAL
33
LVS
26
BRI NSH
23
PHO TEX
23
TAL
20
RCH DAR DOV
35
CLT
23
NSH
27
KEN
30
ROA NHA
27
DAY
32
CHI
31
GTY IRP
15
IOW
23
GLN MCH
33
BRI
28
CGV ATL
RCH DOV KAN
31
CAL
26
CLT
33
GTY TEX
27
PHO HOM
20
27th 1882
2011 Dodge DAY
32
PHO
24
LVS
22
BRI
37
CAL
29
TEX
26
TAL
28
NSH
34
RCH
20
DAR DOV IOW
22
CLT
36
CHI
32
MCH
31
ROA DAY
31
24th 377
Chevy KEN
33
NHA NSH IRP IOW
23
GLN CGV BRI ATL
26
RCH
22
CHI
29
DOV KAN CLT
30
TEX
25
PHO
22
HOM
22
2012 DAY
35
PHO LVS
24
BRI CAL
21
TEX
34
RCH
34
TAL
26
DAR IOW CLT
39
DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY
17
NHA CHI IND
31
IOW GLN CGV BRI
24
ATL
31
RCH
22
CHI KEN DOV CLT
20
KAN
39
TEX
27
PHO HOM
33
28th 248
2013 DAY
9
PHO LVS
29
BRI
27
CAL TEX
31
RCH
32
TAL
20
DAR CLT
40
DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY
32
NHA CHI IND
30
IOW GLN MOH BRI
30
ATL
25
RCH
34
CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT
27
TEX
28
PHO HOM 32nd 222
2014 DAY
38
PHO LVS
31
BRI CAL TEX
34
DAR RCH TAL
32
IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY
40
NHA CHI IND
32
IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX
29
PHO HOM 42nd 72

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2005 Mighty Motorsports 24 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS
29
62nd 216
Maverick Motorsports 82 Chevy MAR
28
ATL TEX PHO
Richardson Racing 35 Chevy HOM
34
2006 1 Dodge DAY
17
CAL
33
ATL
30
MAR
28
MFD
33
30th 1514
Chevy GTY
36
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
TEX
23
MCH
DNQ
MLW
33
KAN
27
KEN
DNQ
MEM
36
IRP
30
NSH
27
BRI
36
NHA
36
LVS
28
TAL
16
MAR
24
ATL
27
TEX
28
PHO
34
HOM
DNQ
2009 Rob Fuller Motorsports 71 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX
35
PHO HOM 109th 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daytona 500 Entry List". NASCAR via Jayski's. ESPN. February 16, 2012. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (February 7, 2016). "BK Racing adds Stalk It as sponsor for Robert Richardson Jr.'s effort". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bruce, Kenny (February 14, 2016). "BLANEY, DIBENEDETTO LOCK UP DAYTONA 500 SPOTS". NASCAR. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "22016 Can-Am Duel 150 #2". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Pistone, Pete (February 18, 2016). "Michael McDowell and Robert Richardson Jr. Make The Daytona 500". Motor Racing Network. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 

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