Rader went through a combine of sorts and landed the job. And not just a job. He was the gas man last season for Austin Dillon, who was the centerpiece story at this past weekend's Daytona 500.
Dillon, in his first Sprint Cup season, won the pole and finished ninth, which was the best effort by a rookie in the 56th running.
Of course, there was more to the story. Dillon is the grandson of Childress and was handed Dale Earnhardt's famous No. 3 on a night in which Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race for the second time.
Want to take a guess from where Dillon's car chief hails?
Look it up if you disbelieve. You'll find Chad Haney is the car chief under crew chief Gil Martin.
But I'm not done. Because Rader isn't done.
See, there's another Dillon now racing on the Nationwide Series. Austin's little brother Ty is trying to duplicate his big brother's 2013 Nationwide title in the series.
He's trying to do so with Austin's entire crew, which includes Rader as gas man for crew chief Danny Stockman. Ty Dillon was runner-up in the championship point standings of the Camping World Truck Series last season. Rader is actually pulling double-duty this season, also serving as the gas man for AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 Sprint Cup team.
So there you have it. Or, rather, there RCR has it. The team had two Mountain State connections. And on Friday it added one we might hear much about in the coming years: Cale Conley.
Give 'em hell, Cale.
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