Joe Graf Jr Richmond Raceway Event Preview

Joe Graf Jr. — No. 21 Eat Sleep Race Camaro — Event Preview Fact Sheet

Event/Date: GoBowling 250 – Friday, September 20, 2019
Venue: Richmond Raceway – Richmond, Virginia

Joe Graf Jr., No. 21 Eat Sleep Race Chevrolet Camaro

Race Notes and Quotes: 

Joe Graf Jr. and the No. 21 EAT SLEEP RACE Chevrolet Camaro at Richmond Raceway …  This will be Joe Graf Jr.’s debut start at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

About EAT SLEEP RACE …  EAT SLEEP RACE ( is a racing lifestyle apparel company based out of New Jersey.  Since 2001 the brand has offered a full product line including accessories and apparel for men and ladies.  As one of the pioneers of motorsports apparel, the brand has deep roots in the racing industry and was created to offer fresh designs for all racing enthusiasts. The company has expanded to now offer a dedicated children’s product line of apparel and accessories branded as the Fast Kids Club with its hot selling ABC book for future race car drivers.

Meet RCR’s Latest Intern … In addition to driving for Richard Childress Racing, Graf Jr. is wrapping up an internship with the team’s marketing and communications staff this summer to learn the business side of the sport. The dual role will help the New York University freshman grow as a driver on both the competition and front office ends of racing.


Given that this will be your first start at Richmond Raceway, how have you been preparing for it? there other tracks that can help you prepare for it?

“I’m definitely excited to go to Richmond. I’ve been told that Richmond has similar characteristics to Iowa Speedway, and I’ve now had three races at Iowa. I’ve spent a lot of time in the simulator and studied a lot of in car camera film from prior races. I hope all of my pre-race preparation will pay off with a solid run on Friday night.” 

With this being your final race with RCR this season, what have you learned during the year from the team?

“I’ve learned so much this year. I’ve learned a lot about the race cars, engineering, marketing, public relations and so on.  I’m very appreciative to have experienced it all first-hand and work with a lot of talented people.

“To be able to intern and compete for Richard Childress Racing this season has been a dream come true. RCR truly is a family and everyone there has treated me like family and I really appreciate that. I’m so excited for Richmond this weekend, and look forward to working for a strong run in our last scheduled race of the season.”