How did RCR’s Sprint Cup stable measure up to expectations in 2012? Was it a year of over-achievement, or underwhelming execution?
RRO motorsports editor Luke Krmpotich and NASCAR lead writer Sam Salo have taken on the task of evaluating last year’s performances by the major teams and drivers from the Sprint Cup garage. Today’s edition features Richard Childress Racing.
Stay tuned for more updates over the coming days!
Richard Childress Racing
Sam’s grade: D+
Luke’s grade: C
RCR roundup: The only RCR wheelman to make the Chase, Kevin Harvick was also the only one to win en route to a an eighth-place point finish. Paul Menard finished 16th while Jeff Burton was 19th.
#27: Paul Menard
Sam’s grade: C- Menard’s humble statistics were in line with RCR as a whole. He had a mildly-decent nine top-10′s, but only one top-five adorned the year. Considering RCR had only 8 top-fives total during 2012, Menard wasn’t in incongruous company.
Luke’s grade: C The Wisconsin native had the best p...