The Richard Childress Racing Carolina Cowboys are the first-ever professional bull riding team based in the Carolinas and competing in the groundbreaking PBR Team Series
Virtual and telephone interviews with Alfredo available by request on Tuesday, August 30
WELCOME, N.C. (August 30, 2022) – Let’s Ride! The toughest sport on dirt meets the track too tough to tame this September at Darlington Raceway when Anthony Alfredo pilots the No. 23 Carolina Cowboys Chevrolet Camaro SS in the VFW Help A Hero 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway. The race airs live on Saturday, September 4 at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network.
The Carolina Cowboys represent the Carolinas in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series, an elite new league that features the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during a 10-event regular season. All efforts lead to the grueling multi-day PBR Team Series Championships in early November in Las Vegas when the inaugural Team Champions will be crowned.
The Carolina Cowboys is operated by Richard Childress Racing with 2018 Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon serving as General Manager. The Cowboys are coached by PBR co-founder, and North Carolina’s own, Jerome Davis.
“I didn’t grow up bull riding, but as someone who loves action sports I’ve really been enjoying learning more about the Carolina Cowboys and the new PBR Teams Series,” said Alfredo, driver of the No. 23 Carolina Cowboys Chevrolet for Our Motorsports. “It’s so cool to be able to show NASCAR fans just how entertaining the sport of bull riding can be. I hope they have the chance to come out to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem Sept. 9-11 for the inaugural Carolina Cowboys Homestand.”
“The Carolina Cowboys are now contending for a title on the dirt, and with the introduction of the No. 23 Carolina Cowboys Chevrolet Camaro SS, the team is also looking to win on the racetrack,” said Sean Gleason, PBR Team Series Commissioner. “Bull riding and auto racing athletes share numerous qualities, both embodying the get-it-done, cowboy spirit, and we can’t wait to watch Anthony Alfredo pull the Carolina Cowboys-emblazoned car into victory lane this weekend at ‘The Track Too Tough to Tame.’”
Don’t miss your chance to witness history in the making as the world’s toughest cowboys line up to take center stage at the Carolina Cowboys’ inaugural homestand. Watch the Carolina Cowboys lay it all on the line to become Cowboy Day Champions September 9-11 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the LJVM Coliseum Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727. Three-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 25% discount on select price levels.
Use discount code GOCOWBOYS for 15% off the price of select tickets when you purchase tickets through ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.com/pbr-professional-bull-riders-tickets/artist/2859854?venueId=369555
About the Carolina Cowboys:
The Carolina Cowboys are based in LVJM Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., where the team will hold its inaugural Cowboys Days homestand on September 9-11, 2022, the seventh event of the 10-event 2022 PBR Team Series regular season. The Cowboys are coached by PBR co-founder Jerome Davis. Under the leadership of General Manager Austin Dillon, the 2018 Daytona 500 Champion, the team is operated by Richard Childress Racing. From a one-man team in 1969, Richard Childress has grown RCR into one of the most-respected organizations in NASCAR, with nearly 400 team members supporting full-time operations in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. As a car owner, Childress, who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2017, has earned more than 200 victories in NASCAR’s top-three national series, 16 championships, three Daytona 500 championships and three Brickyard 400 championships. Away from the track, Childress is a businessman, philanthropist and conservationist – he loves wine, the outdoors, supporting the military, and investing in America’s youth. Childress’ properties include the award-winning Childress Vineyards. He sits on the board of directors of Growth Energy and holds an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:
The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that will feature the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6. During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC will host a three-day homestand. There will also be neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings. All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on PlutoTV.