McKinney, Texas (May 1, 2007) – Robert Richardson scored his career-best NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) finish Saturday in the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. Richardson avoided numerous crashes and battled a power-steeringproblem to bring his No. 28 Checkers/Rally’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo to the checkered flag in the 19th position at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
“I just love racing at these superspeedways,” said Richardson. “It means a lot to pick up my best Busch Series finish here at Talladega because this is a track that I’ve always run pretty well at -- in whatever I was driving. I didn’t have any power steering in the car for much of the race, but toward the end, the team was able to get it fixed for me. Racing in the draft pack with the experience here in the Busch Series is really unbelievable. I really feel like I learned a lot from my fellow competitors and hopefully gained some more respect from them.”
Richardson has competed in three NBS races this season for Jay Robinson Racing (JRR) including Daytona International Speedway where he finished in the 28th position, Nashville Superspeedway where he finished in the 31st position and Talladega Superspeedway where he finished in the 19th position. The McKinney, Texas native had competed at Talladega twice in his career prior to this past weekend’s race and picked up his career-best NASCAR finish to date of 16th behind the wheel of the Robert Richardson Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry in October of 2006.
Richardson will spend the next five weeks working with the team at JRR as well as traveling with the team to races and test sessions to continue gaining experience. Richardson’s next scheduled race for JRR will be the NBS race on Saturday, June 9 at the Nashville Superspeedway where he hopes to improve upon his 31st place finish from earlier this season. Following the Nashville event, Richardson is slated to compete in an additional six NBS races this season for JRR.