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RCR 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.