CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An Okuma paint scheme car will run on the Richard Childress Racing No. 33 entry in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in the spring of 2014.
Okuma will be on the hood of the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro during the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 on March 15 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 on April 11 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. The RCR No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro will be driven by Cale Conley, who is making his Nationwide Series debut at Bristol following a full-time ride in the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he finished with four top-fives, five top-10s and one pole award.
The paint scheme car celebrates a longstanding partnership between Okuma and RCR. Okuma CNC machines are used for precision machining of complex race car parts which are produced at the RCR/Okuma Technology Center (OTC).
“Two of our goals at Richard Childress Racing are winning races and winning championships,” said Richard Childress, RCR president & CEO. “To accomplish this we must be competitive and consistent every week. Race car components, especially those for engines, are held to tolerances of less than .001 of an inch. Okuma’s high technology machining centers go even further and are accurately repeatable to .00008 of an inch.
“Okuma technology, coupled with unparalleled engineering support, creates a partnership that enables RCR to achieve our high-performance goals.”