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Josh Richards to enter Nationwide Series in near future

By admin | April 26, 2012

By Richard Allen


Earlier this week it was reported by that two time World of Outlaws Late Model champion Josh Richards has departed from his father’s Rocket Chassis house car ride to pursue a career in NASCAR. Since then, a source from within the racing industry has divulged that the 24 year old Shinnston, West Virginia driver will compete in 10-12 Nationwide Series races over the remainder of the 2012 season.

According to the source, the effort does have funding for those races. The name of the team was not given but it is said to be one that also runs a start and park effort in the Sprint Cup Series.

Richards has driven dirt late models since he was a teenager for the company owned by Mark Richards. In that time he has amassed 38 career WoO Late Model victories along with that series’ title in 2009 and 2010.

Last season, Richards started eight NASCAR Camping World Truck series events while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He scored top-20 finishes in Bristol and Talladega with sponsorship from Joy Mining Machinery.

The driver says he will move to the Charlotte, North Carolina area in pursuit of his lifelong goal of becoming a NASCAR champion. Richards plans to formally announce the details of his new deal sometime next week.

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One Response to “Josh Richards to enter Nationwide Series in near future”

  1. Tony Geinzer Says:
    April 29th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I’m sad, in part because who will fill the Dirt Tracks when Owens and Bloomquist get old and everyone tried NASCAR?