With former RCR partner Furniture Row Racing switching from Chevrolet to Toyota this season, Childress has taken on a new alliance as a technical partner and engine supplier to Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing.
That team, in turn, is a new partnership between Circle Sport Racing owner Joe Falk and Leavine Family Racing owner Bob Leavine, who last year fielded Fords for Michael McDowell in 16 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races.
Circle Sport-Leavine will run the full schedule in 2016, with McDowell sharing the seat time of the No. 95 Chevy with Ty Dillon, as the younger Dillon brother prepares for a full-time Cup career.
“This is a big step for our competition program,” McDowell said. “The technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing is a huge asset to our growing team, and we’ll have access to some of the top equipment in the Cup series.”
Circle Sport-Leavine joins JTG/Daugherty Racing and Germain Racing as an RCR partner.