RCR Announces Multi-Driver Lineup For No. 3 Entry

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Richard Childress Racing has announced its multi-driver lineup for the No. 3 car this season. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing officials have announced that its No. 3 Camaro entry for the NASCAR XFINITY Series will feature a multi-driver lineup this season.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon, ARCA Racing Series competitor Shane Lee, second-generation racer Jeb Burton and two-time NXS winner Brendan Gaughan will all share time behind the wheel throughout the season.

Austin Dillon is no stranger to the XFINITY Series, earning the series championship in 2013. The eldest Dillon brother has 17 career poles awards, eight wins, 62 top-five and 99 top-10 finishes in the Series throughout his racing career.

Ty Dillon, also a series veteran, has collected four poles, 32 top-five and 86 top-10 finishes. He won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014.

Lee, a 24-year-old native of Newton, N.C., will share seat time as he makes his XFINITY Series debut this season. In 2017, Lee completed his first season of full-time competition in the ARCA Racing Series and placed third in the driver championship point standings. He also has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt.

Burton, son of former Cup Series driver and Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, will also climb into the Camaro SS for select races. Burton has a 2013 NCWTS win on his resume along with seven top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in the XFINITY Series. He is the nephew of former RCR driver Jeff Burton and has also logged laps in both NXS and MENCS competition.

After scaling back from full-time competition at the end of 2017, Gaughan will return to race at two of his favorite race tracks, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 11 and Elkhart Lake’s Road America on Aug. 25. Throughout his NXS career, Gaughan has earned two top-10 finishes at Mid-Ohio and has scored a win and four top-five finishes at Road America.

“Our goal with the multi-driver Chevrolet Camaro SS is to win races and put ourselves in a position to be in the NASCAR Playoffs at the end of the season to compete for the owner’s championship,” said Richard Childress.

The No. 3 entry will compete in all 33 races of the series season. Veteran crew chief Nick Harrison will lead the team from atop the pit box.