Exclusive Licensing and Marketing Rights Now Contracted Through 2012
Action Performance Companies, Inc., the leader in the design, marketing, promotion and distribution of licensed motorsports merchandise, today announced an extension to their ongoing exclusive licensing and marketing contract with Richard Childress Racing. The new agreement, which extends the exclusive license relationship until May 2012, seeks to capitalize on the long-term merchandising value of Richard Childress Racing.
Johnson Wins Second Race Of Rookie Season
Moves To Second In Winston Cup Points
Jimmie Johnson scored his second career win at Dover International Speedway and moved into 2nd place in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings. The Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate joins Davey Allison as only the second rookie ever to win at Dover (Allison won in ’87). Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Monte Carlo, has now captured three poles and two wins in just 16 Cup starts.
“We were worried (about 92 laps on the last set of tires), but this Chevy came through. Track position was everything. I knew we’d be good. I didn’t realize the No. 9 (Elliott) was coming that hard and I had to step it back up to stay up there. These guys gave me a great racecar – Chad Knaus and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports.” When asked if this victory makes up for not winning at Charlotte, Johnson replied “Yeah, it sort of does to not blow it like I did at Richmond or at Charlotte. I’m really happy. I’m just glad I was able to run a clean day today and not make any mistakes and win.