Richard Childress Racing is preparing for the possible departure of Paul Menard's team at the end of the season [from the #27 team].
At least a dozen employees were laid off in the last week coming on the heels of the departure of RCR veteran crew chiefs Slugger Labbe and Gil Martin.
Sources with knowledge of the situation say certain departments were over-staffed. Marty Houston is now the shop foreman for the Xfinity Series shop, which is still looking for its first win of the season.
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AND Richard Childress Racing has been considering its options for '18 should primary sponsor Menards leave after this season, according to sources, an indication that the home improvement chain is eyeing a move elsewhere. Menards is said to be eyeing a move from RCR to the Team Penske/Wood Brothers Racing
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