HAMPTON, Ga. (September 6, 2009) – Robert Richardson Jr. came home with a solid 22nd – place finish in Saturday night’s Degree V-12 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a race that featured few caution periods and ended with only five cars on the lead lap.
“Overall, it was a pretty good night for us,” said Richardson, who started 26th in the event. “We just struggled with the tire compound here, but it looked like a lot of the teams did. Everybody was slipping and sliding out there and it made it hard to pass. Except for the top three or four cars, everybody else seemed to be going the same speed.
“Our car was better in practice but I guess the track changed on us quite a bit after the sun went down. That’s okay, though. The main thing for us is that we got some great experience and brought the car home in one piece.
“I’ve got to thank everybody at R3 Motorsports and Mahindra Tractors. These guys are great to work with and this team is getting better every week.”
Kevin Harvick won the event, giving him his second Nationwide Series win of the year and the 34th of his career. Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Jeff Burton rounded out the top five.
Richardson will again be behind the wheel of the No. 23 Mahindra Tractors Chevrolet in Friday’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250. ESPN2 will provide television coverage from Richmond International Raceway beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
About Mahindra Tractors
Tomball, Texas-based Mahindra USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the largest tractor manufacturers in the world. Mahindra USA began selling tractors in America in 1994 and has grown rapidly due to high customer satisfaction and customer referrals. Professional-grade Mahindra tractors are designed to help consumers push more, pull more and lift more. For more information, please visit www.mahindrausa.com.
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