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RSS Racing (also known as Ryan Shane Sieg Racing) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team is owned by Rod Sieg and Pamela Sieg. The team currently fields the Nos. 38, 39 and 93 Chevrolet Camaro race cars for drivers Ryan Sieg, Josh Bilicki and Jeff Green, who rotate in the organization's entries. Sieg primarily drives the 39, Bilicki the 38 and Green the 93.

RSS Racing
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Owner(s)Rod Sieg
Pamela Sieg
BaseTucker, Georgia
SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series
Race drivers38. Jeff Green
39. Ryan Sieg, C. J. McLaughlin
93. Josh Bilicki, Camden Murphy
Sponsors38. Night Owl Contractors, Superior Essex, Josh Roberts Trucking & Repairs, Anixter, C2 Freight Resources, Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Frank Foster "Til I'm Gone", Connecting Families, Raging Wire, Iron Mountain Data Centers
39. Superior Essex, Georgia Metals, Atlanta Compressor, Big Valley Towing, Lighting SouthWest, TAP & Sons, Lombard Bros. Gaming, RV General Store, Mike D's BBQ, Alabama Soda & Abrasive Blasting Night Owl Contractors, KMB Plumbing & Electrical, PYT Sports, Off Road Heat, ionomy, Midstate Basement Authorities, Cook's Comfort Systems, Tiger Concrete Construction, Larry's Hard Lemonade, Frank Foster "Til I'm Gone", East Texas Baptist University
93. Code Rum, C2 Freight Resources, Night Owl Contractors, Insurance King
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2009
Career
DebutXfinity Series:
2013 Indiana 250 (Indianapolis)
Camping World Truck Series:
2009 Copart 200 (Milwaukee)
Latest raceXfinity Series:
2019 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Camping World Truck Series:
2015 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 (Atlanta)
Races competedTotal: 546
Xfinity Series: 295
Camping World Truck Series: 251
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0

EquipmentEdit

The team purchased rolling chassis from Kevin Harvick Incorporated until KHI's shutdown. The team formerly used Earnhardt Childress Racing engines;[1] RSS Racing used engines from Pro Motor Engines[2] from 2013 to 2018.[3] In 2019 the team signed a new deal with ECR Engines,[4] and also purchased chassis from Richard Childress Racing over the offseason.[5]

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Car No. 37 historyEdit

J. J. Yeley drove the No. 37 car in the 2018 Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, start-and-parking the car. Jeff Green drove the No. 37 car at the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead, also start-and-parking the car.

Car No. 38 historyEdit

Gray Gaulding drove a No. 38 entry during the 2017 Drive Sober 200 at Dover, starting-and-parking the car. Jeff Green would then drive the car at Charlotte and Kansas. The team become a full-time team in 2018. Green would drive the season opener without start and parking only in Superspeedways include Daytona and Talladega. Green finished an outstanding 11th place, the best finish with the number 38 car. Green Start-and-Parked the next two races at Atlanta and Las Vegas. J. J. Yeley then took over the car, finishing 21st at ISM Raceway, and 34th at Auto Club Speedway.

Car No. 39 historyEdit

 
No. 39 driven by Ryan Sieg in 2017

The No. 39 car was the first entry for RSS Racing in the Xfinity Series. Ryan Sieg, son of owner Rod Sieg, was the driver for the 3 races it entered in 2013. He finished 24th at Indy, 21st at Kansas, and withdrew at Atlanta. In 2014, Sieg returned, planning to run the first 5 races, but would run for Truck points. However, after finishing 9th at Daytona, and also running well at other tracks, he declared he was running for rookie of the year and transferring his points to the Xfinity Series. After the 2014 Treatmyclot.com 300, the team was penalized due to the maximum rear body height being too high. Crew chief Kevin Starland and car chief Timothy Brown were placed on probation, the former also being fined $10,000.[6] Sieg ran in the top 20 for most of the races, but did well at Daytona again. Finishing 3rd for his first top 5 finish, and helped push Kasey Kahne to the victory. Sieg finished 16th in points. For 2015, Sieg returned with sponsorship from Uncle Bob's Self Storage. He would run well again, finishing 11th in points and picking up an 8th place finish at Kansas. Sieg returns again in 2016, picking up another 3rd place finish at Daytona in July. The team would make the Xfinity chase, but was out after Round 1. Sieg’s performance dropped slightly in 2017, missing the chase and finishing 15th in the standings, but got a career best second place finish at the June Iowa race to William Byron. Stephen Leicht drove the finale race at Homestead, in order for Sieg to drive the No. 93 for owner points. The team started 2018 with J. J. Yeley finishing 18th at Daytona.

Car No. 93 historyEdit

 
The No. 93 of David Starr at Road America in 2016

In 2016, a second, part-time team was announced. Scott Lagasse Jr. was the driver at Daytona, finishing in 29th place. The team skipped Atlanta, but was back at Las Vegas with Josh Reaume driving. He ran 13 laps, called it a day, and finished in 38th place. At Phoenix, Dylan Lupton drove, finishing 19th. This team later start and park with Josh Reaume and Josh Wise driving to save their cars for the next race. On June 23, 2016, Starr joined the team to drive remainder of the season, with sponsorship Massimo Motors, and the team did not start and park. In 2017, the No. 93 team returned as a start and park car with Jordan Anderson, Stephen Leicht, Jeff Green, and Gray Gaulding. Sieg drove this car at Homestead, to be able to secure top 33 owners points. Sieg returned to the car in 2018 with a 21st place finish at Daytona. J. J. Yeley took over the car, blowing an engine at Atlanta, and start and parking Las Vegas. Jeff Green then became the driver starting with Phoenix, starting and parking the car.

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Truck No. 27 historyEdit

Dennis Setzer drove this truck on occasion when the 93 or 38 were occupied by someone else.

Truck No. 37 historyEdit

Dennis Setzer drove this truck on occasion when the 38 or the 93 was occupied by another driver.

Truck No. 38 historyEdit

Mike Garvey ran this truck as a start and park entry. Dennis Setzer also drove this truck on occasion.

Truck No. 39 historyEdit

In 2009, the No. 39 team made its debut at Michigan with Sieg driving. In 2013, Sieg, Ryan Lynch, Austin Dillon, and Alex Guenette ran with the team. Lynch ran at Kentucky, Dillon at Eldora, and Guenette at Mosport.[3] The team ran a limited schedule in 2014.[2] The No. 39 team returned in 2015 at Atlanta, with Sieg driving, and finished 11th.

Truck No. 93 historyEdit

The team occasionally field start and park operations to fund the No. 39 such as the No. 93[1] Ryan Sieg, Jason White, Kenny Habul, and Chris Jones ran the No. 93 on a part-time basis in 2013,[3] White also running in 2014.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turnbull, Doug (November 28, 2011). "Sieg, RSS Racing Surviving, Defying Odds in Downtown Tucker Shop". WSB (AM). Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Chart". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team / Driver Chart". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Fuller, Marissa (February 20, 2019). "RSS Racing impresses at Daytona, looks to carry momentum to home track". NASCAR.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Utter, Jim (March 30, 2019). "Another Top-10 at Texas is "huge accomplishment" for Ryan Sieg". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "RSS Racing Nationwide Team Penalized". Motor Racing Network. March 25, 2014. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.

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