Jeff Burton: Richard Childress Racing has a new philosophy

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 18:  Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Chevrolet, speaks to the media during NASCAR Testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 18: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Chevrolet, speaks to the media during NASCAR Testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

It wasn’t long ago that Richard Childress Racing was a threat to win any race the NASCAR Sprint Cup series ran.  But for the last few seasons RCR has struggled, winning few races and finishing outside the top ten nearly every week. It’s far from the glory days when the team with the legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr. at the wheel of the iconic No. 3 Chevy seemed to own NASCAR.

Driver Jeff Burton hasn’t visited victory lane since 2008. He finished 19 in the final season standings last season and scored just two top five finishes. However, Burton has always been one of the most outspoken drivers in the NASCAR garage. Friday prior to testing the new Gen 6 car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a test delayed a day by rain, Burton met with the media. Among other things, he said RCR has a new philosophy heading into 2013, one he feels will put them back near the front on the pack once again. Below is the complete transcript of Burton’s meeting with the media.MORE>>>

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