Teams to Show Support at TMS for U.S. POWs in Iraq
WELCOME, N.C. (March 27, 2003) — All five cars
fielded by Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will carry decals recognizing
the plight of United States prisoners of war in Iraq during this
weekend’s NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway.
"The men and women captured by the Iraqis
are serving our country in the most honorable way possible,"
said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing
Enterprises, Inc. "They have put their lives on the line in
the name of our country so we all have to keep them in our thoughts
and prayers and hope that they will be returned safely."
RCR’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo teams in the
NASCAR Winston Cup Series include the No. 29 GM Goodwrench entry
with driver Kevin Harvick, the No. 30 America Online entry with
driver Jeff Green and the No. 31 Cingular Wireless entry with driver
Robby Gordon. Its NASCAR Busch Series teams include the No. 2 ACDelco
entry with driver Ron Hornaday and the No. 21 PayDay entry of Johnny
Sauter, who will be driving the car this weekend in Texas. The POW
decals will be placed on the C-posts of each car.
Childress was the catalyst behind a five-day visit in late January
to U.S. troops stationed in Europe. NASCAR team owners, drivers
and celebrities traveled to Germany, Bosnia, Sicily and Spain with
the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee National Guard. Last
October at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Childress signed a statement of
support for the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserves (ESGR). The National Guard and Reserves make up nearly
half of the United States military personnel.