INDIANAPOLIS – Dooling Hayward Motorsports has formed a partnership with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Richard Childress Racing.
According to Brodie Hayward, vice president of Dooling Hayward Motorsports and the co-owner of the team with Joe Dooling Jr., the alliance is far more than a technical partnership.
“We’re going to be working hand-in-hand with Richard Childress,” Hayward explained. “There are a lot of opportunities, like developing drivers and the opportunity to develop drivers straight into NASCAR. Richard Childress and the whole RCR organization saw the opportunity and they think that’s a great idea and we do too.
“We really hope to connect both the NASCAR world back together how it use to be.”
Richard Childress Racing has won more than 200 races and 17 championships in NASCAR and the team plans to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series next season.
For Hayward, the decision to team up with RCR and form an alliance was an easy one.
“The opportunity presented itself a few months back and we got to know Mike Dillon, Ty Dillon, Austin and Richard Childress as well,” Hayward said. “Through some talks and things like that we decided this would be a good opportunity.
“Richard Childress and his whole organization have deep roots in racing, almost as long as anybody and they are true visionaries. Teaming up with them was just an absolute no-brainer.”
Dooling Hayward Motorsports will once again field the No. 63 sprint car in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series next season, with Brady Bacon returning to pilot the car as he chases another USAC championship. Bacon is also set to
“I think this will just bolster it and make the foundation stronger,” Bacon said of the partnership with RCR. “It’ll help us get some resources to really go for that championship this year. I just think it speaks volumes to the momentum that grassroots short track racing has right now.
“Joe and Brodie have built a solid team here with a lot of credentials and I think the value with being involved in short-track racing has shown itself over the last couple of years,” Bacon continued. “The NASCAR teams are starting to realize that and I’m just really happy to be involved with such a world class organization such as Richard Childress Racing.”