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Cale Conley to make Nationwide debut at Bristol

February 27, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Cale Conley to make Nationwide debut at Bristol
Conley will run limited Nationwide Series schedule for Richard Childress

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Cale Conley will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut for Richard Childress Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.

Conley will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for RCR with the intent of running a limited Nationwide schedule with the team.

He will work with crew chief Nick Harrison, who has 136 races of experience in NASCAR's national series, including a Nationwide Series win with Kurt Busch at Daytona International Speedway in 2012.

"I am very grateful and anxious for the opportunity to race with Richard Childress Racing," Conley said in a team release. "My goal, at this point, is to get past these anxious feelings, do what I know best on the track and learn as much as possible from the team. Opportunities like this don’t come along often, so I am going to do my best and learn as much as possible."

In 2013, Conley raced full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and finished the season with four top-fives, five top-10s and a pole. In 2012, he won a K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway.

"We look forward to getting Cale in our car and seeing him take the next step in his career," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. "He's done a good job on the K&N Series level and we're pairing him up with a solid race team. It's going to be a bit of a learning curve, so that's why the limited schedule works perfect for him and allows him to progress at a comfortable pace."

RCR fields full-time Nationwide Series cars for Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Brian Scott.

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