Furniture Row Racing and Richard Childress Racing are closely aligned this season - so much so that officials say the single-car operation is essentially a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup team in the Childress' empire.
Mark McArdle, executive director of competition at Furniture Row Racing, is now also the director of racing operations for RCR.
There's just not many ways to have more information sharing than that.
McArdle said the relationship will enhance the flow of information between the two teams. He worked with Dr. Eric Warren, competition director at RCR, previously at Evernham Motorsports, so the new partnership was an easy step.
"In an effort to assist the RCR effort and, again, hoping that the rising tide floats all boats in the pond, what we've done is (general manager) Joe (Garone) and (team owner) Barney (Visser) offered up my services to RCR if they could use me in any way to help that situation that they have there," he said.
"Eric Warren and I had worked together for e...