RCR feeling urgency to win now

Richard Childress Racing is a storied franchise. Unfortunately, the story since 1994 reads zero titles, and that has the team's drivers feeling the pressure to step up, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: February 6, 2009, 6:14 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

There is a sort of urgency in the dark at Richard Childress Racing.

The urgency is to break through. The team has placed multiple drivers in the past three Chases, including the entire RCR fleet in the past two. Still, team owner Richard Childress hasn't won a Cup title since Dale Earnhardt won his seventh championship in 1994.

The dark is the vast unknown of how RCR will stack up against the competition after an offseason of engineering blindly, without the gauge of ...

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