Racing Squad Set to Grow

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne takes his qualifying laps at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday.

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Richard Childress Racing got better when
it got smaller, shrinking from four teams to three in the

offseason. So it stands to reason that Childress might think twice
before taking another shot at expanding his team.

Of course, the possibility of landing driver Paul Menard - and
his lucrative family sponsorship - can be very convincing.

Childress announced this week that he'll field a fourth car for
Menard next season, with the car number and crew chief to be
determined. And Childress expects it to work much better than last