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If the No. 27 runs in 2018, there are plenty of drivers who could fill the seat Stephanie Daraio via Pinterest
Jeffrey Earrhardt and Dale earnhardt Jr. via Stephanie Daraio Pinterest

Richard Childress Racing is about to get a whole lot more popular.

With the news that Front Row Motorsports has settled on its driver lineup for 2018. that leaves the No. 27 as the sole top tier ride left.

RELATED: Front Row Motorsports announces is driver lineup for 2018

There are still some solid options left.

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Earnhardt was stunned when TMG released him from his contract, so he’s looking for a ride. His uncle, Dale Jr., thought that Front Row, or another team like that, might be a good paring, and he said so in a tweet.

Since then, Front Row has named Michael McDowell and David Ragan as its team for 2018.

It would feel weird not having an Earnhardt on the track in 2018. And if his sponsor — Hulu — stick with him, he could have a leg up because money talks.

Landon Cassill

Cassill lost his job with Front Row this year and still doesn’t have one. He’s open to racing in other NASCAR series and would be a solid addition for anyone. He’s young (28), personable, and adept at social media. He should land somewhere.

Danica Patrick

I can’t help but wonder whether she”ll end up in the No. 27 for Daytona and Daytona only. She wants to finish her career by racing in that NASCAR race and the Indy 500, and as of now, she hasn’t had much traction with either. But both series understand that her presence in both races increases the interest, and that’s especially important for NASCAR, which continues to suffer on-track and television declines.

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RCRacing has made a splash this of season with a number of moves.

It hired Andy Petree in an advisory role  and then named him Vice President of Competition.  It renewed its overall partnership and sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro team driven by Ryan Newman, and entered into two other agreements; a partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports, with Petty is moving his operation to the Childress compound in Welcome, North Carolina, and a partnership with Dooling Hayward Motorsports to help develop drivers and crew members.

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Patrick Budd, RCR’s cooperate communications manager told Alt-Driver, “There’s no update right now,” but said any new information will be released when it becomes available.

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