Okuma America Corporation to Be Primary Sponsor on Richard Childress Racing Nationwide Series Entry

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Okuma Paint Scheme on RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for Cale Conley’s Debut at Bristol and Darlington

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Okuma-sponsored RCR No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro

Two of our goals at Richard Childress Racing are winning races and winning championships - Okuma helps us do that.

An Okuma paint scheme car will be run by the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing (RCR) team in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014. The scheme will be run at the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 on March 15 at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on April 11 at Darlington Raceway.

The RCR No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro will be driven by Cale Conley, who is making his Nationwide Series debut at Bristol following a full season in the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, where he finished with four top-fives, five top-10s and one pole award.

Okuma and RCR: Partners in Performance
The new paint scheme car celebrates a longstanding, productive partnership between Okuma and RCR. Okuma CNC machines are used for precision machining of complex race car parts which are produced at the RCR/Okuma Technology Center (RCR/OTC). Following are just a few facts about this partnership:

  •     Began in 2000 – 14 years to-date of partnering to achieve technological excellence and competitive advantage
  •     RCR makes more than 3,500 parts for their race team in their Okuma Technology Center
  •     RCR uses 15 Okuma machines to produce competition parts ranging from pistons to camshafts, cylinder heads, and engine blocks
  •     The accuracy and repeatability of Okuma CNC machines allows RCR to achieve engine durability
  •     By using the Okuma THINC-OSP control, RCR engineers are able to program machines to meet and maintain stringent precision standards

"Two of our goals at Richard Childress Racing are winning races and winning championships,” says Richard Childress, RCR President and CEO. “To accomplish this, we must be competitive and consistent every week. Race car components, especially those for engines, are held to tolerances of less than .001 of an inch.

“Okuma’s high technology machining centers go even further and are accurately repeatable to .00008 of an inch. Okuma technology, coupled with unparalleled engineering support, creates a partnership that enables Richard Childress Racing to achieve its goals."

For more information visit http://www.okuma.com/richard-childress-racing. Watch the “Partners in Performance” video to get a behind-the-scenes look at the RCR/OTC in action.

About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/americas or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (http://www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2014 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/WIX Filters Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet team.

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