One Richard Childress Powered Car Will Make The Chase

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst ISeptember 7, 2009

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 25:  Team owner Richard Childress watches during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2008 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)


Numbers 7,29,31 and 33 will not make the chase in 2009.

RCR has struggled with their cars this year or their drivers have struggled with the their teams.

It’s hard to know what’s going on with the internal working of a team.

Are the cars just not up to par?

Are the team members not getting along?

Is there some unhappy drivers who are getting everyone down?

Could be any of the above.

What is clear is that a well funded, high tech team won’t have one of their four teams in the chase.

Curious isn’t it.

One only needs to go on their web site and see the facility that may only be matched by Hendricks.

Impressive to say the least.

With all that, they will not have a car in the chase.

But not all is lost for RCR , they can at least be proud to have one engine in the chase.

That is # 42 Juan Pablo Montoya, yes folks, the engine is a Earnhardt-Childress Racing power plant, the same power plant used by all of the RCR Chevy’s.

This engine company, Earnhardt-Childress Racing, was co-founded in 2007 by these organizations to build Cup and Nationwide engines.

I understand they have a engine leasing program, but I’m not certain who else is using them.

This is one of the reasons I thing Montoya will be a contender for a championship if he makes the chase( he will), Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, will put all the effort on the #42 due to the fact the others didn't make it.

This all bring me to this asifyouknow rumors:

Did you notice Ganassi was at the race ?

Did you know Vice President Chevrolet Global was at the track, I understand this was the first race he’s been to a race in a year and a half?

Mr. Dewar had conversations with Ganassi and Childress about Chevy’s full commitment to NASCAR.

There was conversations at Atlanta between Ganassi and Chevy, EGR President Steve Lauletta said there is still lots of work to do on the deal.

All this leads me to the speculation that if the deal between Chevy and Ganassi does not get done, Mr. Ganassi is out of NASCAR.

If the rumors are true and Mr. Harvick takes off, the RCR # 29 could have a new driver who is already driving their equipment, and may I add successfully.

So I guess I’ll have to have a t- shirt with the “veintinueve” on the back like Chad Javon Johnson “ocho-cinco”

Remember who told you.