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Robert Richardson
Born April 4, 1982 (1982-04-04) (age 27)
Hometown United States McKinney, Texas
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team #38- Front Row Motorsports
2009 Sprint Cup position 59th
Best cup position 59th - 2009
First race 2009 AMP Energy 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
Car #, team #23- R3 Motorsports
2009 NNS position 41st
Best NNS position 41st - 2009
First race 2007 Orbitz 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series statistics
2009 NCWTS position 109th
Best NCWTS position 30th - 2006
First race 2005 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 16, 2010.
Robert Richardson leaves pit road during the 2007 Ford 300.

Robert Richardson II is an American stock car driver. He began driving at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Team Texas Driving School at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002. He was runner-up in Rookie of the Year honors the following season in Romco Super Late Models. In 2004, he made his Auto Racing Club of America debut at Chicagoland Speedway. He is a former quarterback at Southern Methodist University. Richardson currently drives the #38 Mahindra Tractors Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing part time in the Sprint Cup Series and the #23 Mahindra Tractors Chevrolet Impala for R3 Motorsports in the Nationwide Series.

He made his NASCAR debut in 2005 Las Vegas 350, driving the #24 Chevrolet Silverado for Mighty Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. He started 35th and finished 29th, seven laps down. He ran two more races that season. During the off-season, he purchased equipment from Ultra Motorsports and formed his own team to compete for NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors in the #1 Chevrolet. He failed to qualify for five races, had a best finish of 16th at Talladega Superspeedway and ended up 30th in season points. His team reportedly shut down after the season ended.

In 2007, Richardson moved up to the NASCAR Busch Series, driving the #28 Checkers/Rally's/United States Border Patrol Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Jay Robinson Racing. He made sixteen starts and finished 46th in points, with a best finish of 19th at Talladega Superspeedway. He signed with Robinson to drive the #4 JVC/Phantom EFX Chevy at least 20 races for JRR in 2008, but he was released. Later that summer, he formed his own team with his father and Rob Fuller, and has driven the #23 team for them since. He will share the #23 with Ken Butler III in 2009, and also will drive the #0 part-time for JD Motorsports.

Richardson ran the Sprint Cup race at Talladega for Tommy Baldwin, with sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors; he finished 18th this was the best finish for Tommy Baldwin's team in the Sprint Cup in 2009 debut, the team start and parked for most of the season. Richardson will share the #38 car for Front Row Motorsports in 2010, David Gilliland will split time in that car.

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