RICHMOND, Va. (September 13, 2009) – Robert Richardson Jr. finished 28th in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, a race that saw the driver pleased with his team’s effort regardless of finishing position.
“I’m really proud of everyone that works on this Mahindra Tractors Chevrolet,” Richardson said. “Our car was as fast as the leaders up until about halfway through a green-flag run. The handling would start to go away a little at that point, but we were still really competitive.
“We were hoping to work on the car during cautions periods, but tonight was a lot like last week at Atlanta. There weren’t that many yellow flags so we didn’t get that many opportunities to work on the car. That’s really unusual at a place like Richmond. You usually get a lot more yellow flags at a short track, but that wasn’t the case tonight.”
Sprint Cup drivers dominated the race, with four regulars from that series finishing in the top five. Carl Edwards won the event, with Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and David Reutimann rounding out the top five.
“We brought the car home in one piece and ran competitively against a bunch of guys from the Sprint Cup Series,” continued Richardson. “That says a lot about where we are as a team. We didn’t get the finish that we wanted, but I’m still really proud of everyone at R3 Motorsports. The guys are working hard and we have a lot of faith in each other. These cars are a blast to drive and we’ll just keep working at it and get better each week.”
The Nationwide Series takes a week off before heading to Dover International Speedway for the Dover 200 on Saturday, September 26th. Ken Butler III will pilot the No. 23 Aaron’s Dream Machine for R3 Motorsports in the event. ESPN2 will provide television coverage from Dover beginning at 3:00 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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