“Choctaw Casino Resort is proud to be affiliated with Richard Childress Racing,” said Janie Dillard, executive director of Gaming for the Choctaw Nation. “We are very excited to have the No. 07 Choctaw Team and Casey Mears behind the wheel at Texas Motor Speedway.”
The Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant is approximately 105 miles northeast of Texas Motor Speedway and is undergoing a major expansion. Projected to open in February 2010, the new casino will be 110,000 square feet and house approximately 3,000 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 40 table games.
Overnight guests can look forward to the new 204,000 square-foot hotel that will offer 330 rooms ranging from double queens to executive suites. The expansion project will add approximately 1,000 new employees to its current roster of around 1,000.
“Richard Childress Racing’s partnership with the Choctaw Casino Resort provides a great opportunity to showcase the casino and resort and the expansion that’s taking place there to a live national audience,” said RCR’s Ben Schlosser, senior vice president of business operations. “We’re grateful to everyone with the Choctaw Nation involved in creating this program and look forward to other possible opportunities.”
Jack Daniel’s, the primary sponsor of the No. 07 team for the majority of the season, will serve as an associate sponsor for the Texas Motor Speedway race and will return to its primary position for the final two races of the season. Mears and the No. 07 team are currently 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.
About Choctaw Casino Resort - Durant
An entertainment destination and enterprise of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Casino Resort provides on-site entertainment at its Choctaw Event Center, lodging amenities at the Choctaw Casino Resort & Hotel & RV Park, and fun-in-the-sun at the Oasis Tropical Pool, as well as a plethora of gaming options within the casino. Current gaming opportunities include more than 1,600 gaming machines; live dealer-assisted blackjack, pai gow poker, roulette, mini-baccarat and poker, and a nearby bingo pavilion large enough to accommodate more than 700 bingo patrons. Choctaw Casino Resort also has many dining options available. For more information, visit www.choctawcasinos.com.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com), celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2009, has earned more than 180 victories and 12 NASCAR championships, including six in the Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its 2009 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Casey Mears (No. 07 Jack Daniel’s), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil), Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar) and Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper). Its 2009 Nationwide Series lineup includes Bowyer, Burton and Stephen Leicht (No. 29 Holiday Inn) and Austin Dillon and Sean Caisse (No. 2 RCR Chevrolet). Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon and Ryan Gifford are RCR developmental drivers in both asphalt and dirt track racing.