CHARLOTTE, NC – Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) has named championship dirt late model competitor, Josh Richards, as driver of the CBR No. 14 dirt late model. Richards will compete for the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) championship.
Richards is a five-time national champion, including an unprecedented four World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series championships and the 2017 LOLMDS Championship. He capped off the 2018 LOLMDS with a runner-up points finish. The Shinnston, W.Va., native will replace current CBR driver Darrell Lanigan in the No. 14.
Richards, son of Rocket Chassis’ Mark Richards, will be piloting a Rocket Chassis for the 2019 campaign.
“I’m excited to get Josh (Richards) in the No. 14 car, he will be a great addition to our team,” said CBR owner Clint Bowyer. “Josh will bring tremendous talent and knowledge to our team. He’s a proven champion and winner in dirt late model racing. With the support of our great partners, and the backing of Rocket Chassis, I’m looking forward to the 2019 season.
“As we prepare for 2019, I want to thank Darrell Lanigan for the countless hours he’s put in for us being a great driver and great chassis provider. He was a great asset to CBR, and helped us advance our program. We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
“I’m really looking forward to driving for CBR and competing for another LOLMDS championship in 2019,” explained Richards. “I’ve been blessed to race for some of the best teams in the industry and CBR is no exception. Clint (Bowyer) has proven his passion for racing and fielded championship-caliber teams for over a decade. I’m excited for us to join forces and start our partnership together.”