[media-credit name=”charlottemotorspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]WELCOME, N.C. (May 21, 2012) – Richard Childress Racing and Sherwin Williams announced their partnership today as primary sponsor of Joey Coulter’s NASCAR Nationwide Series debut during the May 26 History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Coulter, a native Miami Springs, Fla., will drive the No. 21 Sherwin Williams Chevrolet at the 1.5-mile race track in Concord, N.C. Sherwin Williams, a family-owned organization based in Cleveland, Ohio, has maintained a relationship with RCR since 2000, serving as an associate sponsor over the years with a presence on a majority of RCR’s NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series entries.
Founded in 1866 by Henry and Edward Williams, Sherwin Williams has grown to be the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States. The Ohio supplier is among the world’s largest paint producers in the world with stores in North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
“Joey has done a great job in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series so he’s earned the opportunity to make his Nationwide Series debut this week,” said Richard Childress. “We also appreciate the folks at Sherwin Williams for expanding their partnership with RCR to back Joey in this important next step in his driving career.”
Coulter, 21, is currently in his second full season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition for RCR. Winning the honors of the 2011 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Coulter earned five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in his rookie season. RCR’s sophomore driver currently sits 10th in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings with two top-10 finishes in the first five events.
“I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to run in the Nationwide Series with RCR this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway”, said Coulter. “I can’t thank RCR and everyone that has helped me grow as a driver over the past two years enough. It’s an honor to be able to represent Sherwin Williams in the Nationwide Series and for them to be a part of my debut.”
For more information on today’s announcement, and all that is happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.
About Sherwin Williams
Sherwin-Williams is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint, stains, coatings, wall coverings and sundry items. With more than 3,300 neighborhood stores in North America, the company is dedicated to supporting the do-it-yourself consumer with exceptional products; resources to make confident color selections; and expert, personalized service that’s focused on the do-it-yourselfer’s unique project needs. Sherwin-Williams brand-name products can only be found at Sherwin-Williams stores. You’ll be amazed what happens when you ask. Visit www.sherwin-williams.com.
About Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its current Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Wheaties/BB&T Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Elliott Sadler (No. 2 One Main Financial Chevrolet), 2011 Camping World Truck Series champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare/American Ethanol/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Harvick/Menard/Brendan Gaughan/Max Papis (No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino/Menards/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Armour Brands/Fast Fixin’/ Chevrolet). Harvick/Tim George Jr./Gaughan (No. 2 Applebee’s/South Point Hotel & Casino/Kroger/Tide Chevrolet), Joey Coulter (No. 22 RCR/Armour Brands/Husky Liners Chevrolet) and 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Ty Dillon (No.3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) compete in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series season.