Friday, June 4, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—This Sunday, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) will make its debut in NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway in California as the featured brand of the paint scheme on Richard Childress Racing’s (RCR) No. 3 racecar—a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE—driven by NASCAR driver Austin Dillon.
For more than thirty years, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation has been at the forefront fighting to protect and advance hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational shooting for America’s sportsmen and women. CSF advocates on behalf of our nation’s hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts to ensure outdoor traditions can be passed along to future generations, and this weekend’s partnership with Richard Childress Racing is designed to help further amplify that mission to NASCAR’s strong fan base.
“To partner with one of the most distinguished teams in NASCAR is a true honor,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “Both Richard Childress and Austin Dillon are dedicated to our nation’s outdoor heritage and we look forward to watching Austin cross the finish line in the No. 3 Chevrolet on Sunday.”
“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation provides an important voice in the halls of government for sportsmen and women and I know that we can further amplify their mission with their partnership on the No. 3 Chevrolet this weekend at Sonoma Raceway,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and Vice-Chairman of the CSF Board. The work of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is imperative to future generations.”
2021 marks Austin Dillon’s eighth year driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Childress Racing. A former champion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2013) and NASCAR Truck Series (2011), Dillon is a 19-time winner in NASCAR’s top-three touring series and won the Daytona 500 in 2018.
“I love the outdoors, and one thing my grandfather taught me growing up is the importance of conservation and protecting our natural resources so that future generations can enjoy the outdoors as much as I do,” said Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 car. “The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works hard to advance this mission, so it means a lot to be able to race with them at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.”
CSF appreciates the partnership and opportunity to work with RCR to further our mission.
Viewers may watch the race live on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, June 6 at 4 P.M. ET / 1 P.M. PT.
Preview of RCR’s No. 3 racecar with the CSF featured paint scheme that will be
driven by Austin Dillion on Sunday, June 6 at Sonoma Raceway in California.
About Congressional Sportsmen Foundation:
Since 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena. CSF's mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers.
About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2021 NASCAR Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet), along with two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Chevrolet). RCR fields a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Myatt Snider (No. 2 Chevrolet)
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