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  • Tony Eury, Sr, “Pops” to lead R3 Motorsports with Driver, Robert Richardson, Jr in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series

    China Grove, NC – August 5, 2013 – R3 Motorsports is proud to announce that Tony Eury, Sr, “Pops”, has signed on to lead the #23 NASCAR Nationwide team with driver, Robert Richardson, Jr. With the leadership, experience and proven record, R3 Motorsports is excited and views this as a great opportunity to raise the level of competition for their racing program. Owner, Robert Richardson, Sr., states, “We are excited to have Pops on board with us! We feel with what he brings to the table, this is our opportunity to get our program turned around and become more competitive.” Robert Richardson, Jr., driver of the #23 Chevrolet Camaro, comments, “I am thrilled to be able to work with a top level crew chief. Pops has a lot of experience and am looking forward to his expertise to lead our team. Bristol will be our first race together and I am ecstatic.” “I have known the Richardson’s for a long time and am looking forward to working with Rob, Jr and the R3 Motorsports team. This is a great opportunity to get back to the race track and help this team achieve the performances I know they are capable of,” said Eury, Sr. With the addition of Tony Eury, Sr. to the R3 Motorsports roster, Chevrolet is looking forward to having Eury back in their stable. Shane Martin, NASCAR Nationwide Series Program Manager for Chevrolet says, “"I am pleased to have Tony Eury, Sr. (Pops) back in the Nationwide Series garage. We have a long-standing working relationship with Pops, and feel he will be a great addition to R3 Motorsports in helping Mr. Richardson put his Chevrolet Camaro in Victory Lane." R3 Motorsports gets their horsepower from leasing engines from ECR. Richie Gilmore, Chief Operating Officer, replies on Eury joining the program, “I look forward to working with Pops once again. We shared a lot of big victories together. He will be a great influence on guiding R3 Motorsports in the future.” The sponsors of the #23 R3 Motorsports Camaro are looking forward to continuing a great working relationship with the team and Eury as well. Willbros, a global contractor specializing in energy infrastructure serving the oil, gas and power industries, is a partner of R3 Motorsports. Mike Collier, Willbros Vice President of Investor Relations, Communications and Marketing, said, “We are elated with the news that Tony Eury Sr. will be leading the R3 Motorsports crew. His career in racing is incredible. Tony has worked with a legion of notable and legendary teams and drivers, and we know that we’ll see great things from Robert Richardson, Jr. , Tony and the 23 car at the Texas Motor Speedway this Fall. Willbros is proud to stand behind and sponsor R3 and the 23 car. Stalk It™ is an innovative eco-driven longboard company that uses CornBoard™ in the construction of its custom, hand-crafted longboards. Utilizing innovative CornBoard™ material allows Stalk It™ to reduce dependency on wood products while creating boards that are high-performance with low-ECO impact. All Stalk It™ boards are hand-made in the USA. www.stalkitblog.com and www.stalkit.com Founder of Stalk It™, Lane Segerstom is excited about the partnership, stating, "We are excited for Robert to be able to work with Tony Eury Sr. Let the show begin!" Watch for great things to come, as R3 Motorsports, Robert Richardson, Jr. and Tony Eury, Sr. head to Bristol Motor Speedway for their first race together!

    Robert Richardson, Jr. Pulling Double Duty at ‘Dega!

    R3 Motorsports is entered in both races at Talladega Super Speedway this weekend with Robert Richardson, Jr behind the wheel.


    R3 Motorsports is entered in both races at Talladega Super Speedway this weekend with Robert Richardson, Jr behind the wheel.

    Robert Richardson, Jr. will be driving the North Texas Pipe No. 23 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for R3 Motorsports for the Aaron’s 312 at the 2.66 mile tri-oval. After being rained out yesterday, they will start the race in the 34th position. The team, led by crew chief Greg Conner, hopes to get in some track time today.

    Robert Richardson, Jr is excited about his attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the red #23 Toyota Camry with Anadarko and North Texas Pipe on board. Richardson says, “I love Talladega! Hopefully the rain will hold off so I can get some seat time. With Anadarko on the hood this weekend, we would like to give a great show!”

    Anadarko joins R3 Motorsports on the hood of both the NASCAR Nationwide car and the Sprint Cup car as well. Anadarko’s mission statement:

    Anadarko Dozer is committed to being the “Company of Choice” by providing quality and dependable service at a competitive price while striving to maintain the highest safety standards.

    Our emphasis is on being a responsible, innovative business, providing value-added services to our customers. We are devoted to customer satisfaction; we exist to serve our client;s needs. Our company stresses the importance of dependability, safety, well maintained equipment, reliability and excellent customer relations. We want to provide options and solutions for our customers that exceed their service and quality expectations.

    Employees remain our most important asset. Through Training in all area; safety, service, and integrity will be enhanced, promoting our long-held tradition of commitment, to service, ethical business practices, financial strength and flexibility. We provide and environment for our employees to learn and develop to their full potential and our staff is committed to improving their individual skills. For more information, go to www.anadarkodozer.com

    Tune in to watch the races live from Talladega!
    Nationwide Race: 3:00 pm ET Saturday, May 5 on ABC
    Sprint Cup Race: 12:00 pm ET Sunday, May 6 on Fox


    LouAnn Santerre
    R3 Motorsports
    (704) 857-6223


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    R3 Motorsports Goes Wild For A Good Reason At Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (February 15, 2011) – In a top deal announced today, Sponsormonsters and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have agreed to a three-year partnership with full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series team R3 Motorsports and driver Robert Richardson Jr. beginning with Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

    Boasting a defying paint scheme, designed by the legendary NASCAR artist Sam Bass, the No. 23 Dodge Challenger will display a tiger, an elephant, a penguin, a dolphin and a turtle along with the Wildlife Conservation Society logo. R3 Motorsports, Sponsormonsters and WCS will use this partnership to bring further awareness to the need to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. 

    Today, WCS protects many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.
    Through their NASCAR partnership with R3 Motorsports and rising star Richardson Jr., both entities are hoping to reach new levels of exposure of, and more importantly support for, the WCS mission from NASCAR’s impressive fan base.

    “We’re very proud and excited by this partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society,” said Robert Richardson Jr., who will drive the WCS Dodge Challengers in 2011. “I undoubtedly believe we have one of the coolest looking cars on the track heading into race day. This partnership with WCS is important to me because I’m an activist for exactly what they stand for. Everyone better bet that we’re going to make this partnership work and bring further awareness while we rally support from those inside and outside the NASCAR community.”

    Robert Boston, President of Sponsormonsters, commented on the announcement. “We are concerned about many issues facing society,” he said.  “If we can help to ensure that at least one charity can truly benefit from our race program, then we have helped to fulfill our social obligation to make a positive impact on society.  We are truly honored to be a part of this campaign.”

    "At WCS, we know NASCAR is one of the most attended and watched sports in the United States," said Bertina Ceccarelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Global Resources. "We are grateful to Sponsormonsters, R3 Motorsports and Robert Richardson Jr. for giving WCS an opportunity to be introduced to the greatest fans in America."

    Richardson, a McKinney, Texas native offered his thoughts on the Nationwide Series’ season-opener. “We’re really optimistic. I think we’re going to have a good Dodge Challenger. The R3 Motorsports team has really done a great job preparing our fleet during the off-season. Our biggest momentum on Saturday will be giving the Wildlife Conservation Society folks and all of their supporters a run that can step our season into the right direction. It’s just an honor to have them as part of this team and I’m hoping a good finish in Daytona will only help our partnership grow even more!”

    Artist Bass, a long-time fixture in the NASCAR community offered his sentiments on being involved with such an inspirational project. "I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to create the colorful design for the Wildlife Conservation Society race car,” said Bass. “It is an exciting program that will bring much needed awareness to the struggles of wildlife all over the world. Putting these beautiful animals on a car the NASCAR fans will cheer on and support is so personally meaningful to me. I am elated that the WCS has decided to come into NASCAR and am honored that they chose my work to be a part of their efforts."

    Robert Richardson Jr. will make his 70th career NNS start and ninth overall at DIS and will also be guaranteed a starting position in his No. 23 Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge Challenger when the green flag waives in Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The event is scheduled for a liftoff shortly after 1:00 p.m. Eastern on February 19th with live coverage on ESPN2, MRN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Channel 128).

    For further information and to join WCS’s mission, please logon to their website at WCS.org.

    About WCS:
    Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. They do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to its platform, because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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