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Robert Richardson Jr.

Team: BK Racing-26
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/4/1982

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Robert Richardson was able to fall back on his qualification speed and will race in the Daytona 500. He made the show because the next fastest Open Driver in the field, Matt DiBenedetto raced his way into the show.
Only a couple of weeks ago, Richardson was working in a Texas hay field. Daytona is filled with emotional stories such as this, but it does not make Richardson a great fantasy value. Thu, Feb 18, 2016 10:15:00 PM

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BK Racing is welcoming Stalk It™ as a partner for the upcoming Daytona 500 with driver Robert Richardson Jr.

Veteran NASCAR Crew Chief, Mike Ford, will lead the effort on the #26 Toyota Camry. Stalk It™ is an innovative eco-driven longboard company that uses CornBoard™ in the construction of its custom, hand-crafted longboards. Utilizing innovative CornBoard™ material allows Stalk It™ to reduce dependency on wood products while creating boards that are high-performance with low-ECO impact.-140 BUZZ
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 01:05:00 PM

R3 Motorsports announced that Tony Eury, Sr, Pops, has signed on to lead the No. 23 NASCAR Nationwide team with driver, Robert Richardson, Jr.

With the leadership, experience and proven record, R3 Motorsports is excited and views this as a great opportunity to raise the level of competition for their racing program. Owner, Robert Richardson, Sr., states, "We are excited to have Pops on board with us! We feel with what he brings to the table, this is our opportunity to get our program turned around and become more competitive."(R3 Motorsports)
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Robert Richardson Jr. secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 35 in owners points for the Sprint Cup race.

His lap of 185.942 mph in the No. 23 Toyota was 43rd fastest in qualifying for the Sprint Cup Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 03:41:00 PM

R3 Motorsports announced that Tia Rosa Tortillas is back on board the #23 Chevrolet in NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Said driver Robert Richardson Jr.: "Texas was the place where my racing career got started back in 2002 racing legends cars out here. I also ran super late models, Camping world trucks, and now the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Texas has always been a homecoming event for our family-owned team and myself. We put in a lot of effort into our cars on a weekly basis, but Texas always seems to be a track that we really emphasize on extra detail to our setups."
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 05:15:00 PM

Robert Richardson, Jr. will return to the seat for a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.

R3 Motorsports has also purchased a fleet of Sprint Cup Chevy's from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to enter all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races for the 2012 season. Robert Richardson, Jr. will attempt to qualify for his third Daytona 500 and a few other Cup races as well. Greg Conner will be the crew chief and the team will run the #23 in both
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 09:44:00 PM

NASCAR announced penalties and fines to the Nationwide Series No. 23 team (Robert Richardson Jr. driver) as a result of rule infractions at Kentucky Speedway.

The No. 23 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1; 12-4-J and 20A-5.9F (unapproved intake manifold). This violation was discovered during opening day inspection on July 7. Crew chief Walter Giles has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Aug. 17 as a result of the infraction.-NASCAR PR
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 05:42:00 PM

Robert Richardson, Jr. will have Funny Dan the Race Car Man on board when he takes on the 1.5-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday afternoon in the No. 23 Dodge of R3 Motorsports.

Richardson is coming off solid finishes of 20th (Richmond) and 22nd (Iowa) which have helped lock the team into the all-important Owner’s Points battle for a guaranteed starting position in each race. With four previous starts at Charlotte, Richardson’s confidence is strengthened by the team’s recent finishes in three of the last four races of 20th, 13th and 22nd places this season.
Tue, May 24, 2011 09:04:00 PM

Robert Richardson Jr. makes the most improvement in the Nationwide Series after this weekend’s race.

His 20th place finish in the Bubba Burger 250 was 14 places better than his last NNS finish. This earned the No. 23 driver a $2,400 check and the Featherlite "Most Improved Driver" award. Richardson moved up 1 spot to 21st in the 2011 Nationwide Series point standings.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 11:53:00 PM

Robert Richardson, Jr. will be making his 77th career NNS start this weekend.

He currently sits 20th in the Driver’s Standings. R3 Motorsports is locked into this weekend’s event via the top-30 ranking in the Owner’s Standings. Richardson has made six previous starts at Nashville during his career. His best finish and qualifying effort took place in 2009 when he crossed the finish line in 21st after starting 29th.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 04:06:00 PM

Robert Richardson Jr. secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 30 in owners points for the Nationwide Series race.

The No. 23 driver’s lap of 169.891 mph was 42nd fastest in qualifying for the the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. He will line up 43rd at the green flag.
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 07:24:00 PM

Robert Richardson Jr. will be making his 72nd career NNS start and third of the season.

The team had more top-20 finishes last season than the previous two combined, and Richardson is looking to add to that total in 2011. This will be his 4th start on the 1.5-mile oval of LVMS, where he has led a lap and enjoyed his best finish of 19th in the 2008 race. He’s completed 481 of 611 laps. In this race last year, he finished 26th after two pit road speeding penalties put him laps down early.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Robert Richardson Jr. will be making his 68th NASCAR Nationwide Series career at his home track of TMS.

Through his previous six starts at TMS, Richardson has completed 994 of 1,200 laps (82.8%) laps contested. That would have been better if not for an electrical problem in one race and engine problem in the other for his two DNF’s. His best start was Spring ’08 when he qualified 29th and his best finish was 23rd, which he earned in this year’s April event.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 04:27:00 PM

Robert Richardson Jr. will once again wheel around the super-fast Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in a Front Row Motorsports Ford.

The quarterback-turned-racer will run his fourth superspeedway race for the team this season when he climbs into the No. 34 for the Amp Energy Juice 500. He has two previous Sprint Cup starts at 'Dega, with a top finish of 18th (October 2009). He finished 26th for Front Row at the track's April event.-Breaking Limits
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 09:59:00 PM

After taking a hard hit during last Saturday’s race at Michigan, Robert Richardson Jr. was observed by NASCAR medical personnel after the race and then taken to a local hospital for a precautionary CAT scan.

He was released that evening and returned to his Texas home when tests showed negative results regarding injuries. Doctors cleared him to drive and Richardson will climb back in the saddle to compete. In his three previous NNS races at BMS, Richardson has completed 85% of the laps contested with a best start of 19th (Spring ’08) and finish of 29th (Spring ’09).
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 08:42:00 PM