RacerShare is a new startup focused on prospective NASCAR drivers. Formula E teams have really embraced it recently with new drivers each
week month Here’s how it works;
- STEP 1: Create a profile and list the amount of money/sponsorship/parents annual income you can bring to a team.
- STEP 2: Much like Tinder teams can swipe through drivers and if your needs match theirs a MATCH! is created and MATCH is blasted out of your phone speaker in Rick Allen’s voice.
- STEP 3: From there they set you up with a car, crew chief and drivers to share a ride with. Think of Bumble BFF but it matches you with other drivers.
- STEP 4: Now that we have 3-5 drivers to share 1 car we have an older SiriusXM host make you pick numbers out of a hat to see who gets to race Daytona. From there we build out your season and compete for an Owner’s championship.
RacerShare is a revolutionary app that has already helped place drivers into Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Childress Racing cars. In November of 2017, RFR announced perpetual demolition derby participant Austin Cindric would share the #60 with his more talented BKR teammate Chase Briscoe and undersized Ty Majeski.
Now during NASCAR Media Day on Wednesday RCR announced their driver lineup for the #3 Xfinity car. “No one other than a Dillon or Earnhardt will race the #3” Richard Childress famously once said (maybe.) Naturally the #3 will be raced by the brothers Dillon and an Earnhardt.
RCR’s #3 Xfinity lineup will consist of Austin & Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, Jeb Burton and Shane Lee. Naturally, the Dillon’s would be in the car, developing Cup drivers need confidence boosts every now and then. Austin has 8 Xfinity wins in his career while brother Ty has one lone win at Indianapolis in 2014.
Brendan Gaughan is stepping away from full-time racing in 2018 but will race the #3 at Mid-Ohio and Road America. Gaughan’s family business the South Point Casino will sponsor the #21 of Daniel Hemric in 2018.
Shane Lee comes to RCR after a mediocre tenure in the ARCA series with Cunningham Motorsports in 2017. No wins for the North Carolina native but does have 9 Top-5’s and 18 Top-10’s in 30 career starts.
Ward Burton’s kid Jeb Burton the one-time truck series winner will be making the move to RCR for a limited schedule this season. State Water Heaters and Estes Trucking will probably, definitely be the sponsors Jeb is bringing to the team.
It’s an interesting driver lineup, not one that will get people talking week in and week out but it’s a very RCR lineup. No flashy talents, just a bunch of grinders and NASCAR needs grinders. No one is looking at the entry list thinking OH SHIT, SHANE LEE is racing? That’s not happening.
Last season RCR equipment was good enough for 5th to 10th place runs every week. Unless they really upgraded this winter you can expect much of the same. Daniel Hemric will break through for a win at some point this season.
If you’re a prospective driver and want to get in with a team download the RacerShare app but check with your parents first!
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