OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
WELCOME, N.C. (March 27, 2019) – Richard Childress Racing is proud to welcome Nationwide Children’s Hospital, who will be featured on the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Tyler Reddick for multiple races this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care system’s association with RCR begins with the upcoming Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 30.
“Tyler has left lasting impressions on the patients and families he has met at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and his commitment and passion for helping kids everywhere speaks volumes,” said Niki Shafer, Senior Vice President, Outreach, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are thrilled Tyler is continuing his support, and we are looking forward to being a part of the extraordinary Richard Childress Racing team.”
Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. The central Ohio-based health system was founded in 1892, and today provides pediatric care and research programs to help children worldwide.
“Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a well-regarded leader in pediatric care and research, so it’s an honor to be able to help bring attention to their mission during the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season,” said Torrey Galida, President of RCR. “Tyler has built a great relationship with the medical center in the past and remains passionate about his continued work with the hospital as he looks to defend his championship this year.”
Reddick joined RCR in 2019 in the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro as the reigning Xfinity Series champion. In just five races this year, he has collected two pole awards, three top-five and four top-10 finishes.
For additional information on today’s announcement, and all that’s happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital:
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR celebrates 50 years of racing in 2019 and has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2019 Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA/Symbicort/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) along with Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric (No. 8 Caterpillar/ Bass Pro Shops/Liberty National Life Insurance/Cessna/VF Workwear Chevrolet). Its Xfinity Series program includes defending Series Champion Tyler Reddick (No. 2 Hurdl/Pinnacle Financial Partners/Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet) as well as select races with Kaz Grala (No. 21 HotScream Camaro).