RCR Adds Director of Racing Operations
By: MRN Staff on August 10, 2013 | 10:12 P.M. EST
Richard Childress Racing, displaying its driver lineup at the beginning of the year, has hired Mark McArdle to be its director of racing operations. (Photo: Getty Images)
Richard Childress Racing has named Mark McArdle as its director of racing operations.
McArdle has spent the past four seasons with Furniture Row Racing. He was the team’s director of competition before becoming executive director of competition this season. Those duties included strengthening their alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
In his new duties, McArdle will report to Dr. Eric Warren, director of competition for RCR. McArdle also will still work closely with Furniture Row Racing but will do so from RCR’s shop in Welcome, N.C., instead of Furniture Row Racing’s facility in Denver, Colo.
“Mark's experience with Furniture Row Racing was beneficial for both teams," Warren said in a statement from Richard Childress Racing. "His role has become more and more integral with RCR, especially with the oversight of all we have going on right now in all three series. We started working closer together with him and his involvement was becoming very important to our organization. His experience, technical knowledge and expertise in competition processes will be beneficial to RCR in many capacities.’’
Said McArlde in a statement: “Having been part of the team on a shared basis with Furniture Row Racing makes me feel very comfortable and will make for a smooth transition. We have races to win and championships to earn this year at RCR. I'm going to focus all of my experience and knowledge on making that happen."