Robert Richardson is a racing car driver. He began driving at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Team Texas Driving School at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002. He was runner-up in Rookie of the Year honors the following season in Romco Super Late Models. In 2004, he made his Auto Racing Club of America debut at Chicagoland Speedway. He is a former quarterback at Southern Methodist University.
He made his NASCAR debut in 2005 Las Vegas 350, driving the #24 Chevrolet Silverado for Mighty Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. He started 35th and finished 29th, seven laps down. He ran two more races that season. During the off-season, he purchased equipment from Ultra Motorsports and formed his own team to compete for NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors in the #1 WinYourMortgage.com Chevrolet. He failed to qualify for five races, had a best finish of 16th at Talladega Superspeedway and ended up 30th in season points. His team reportedly shut down after the season ended.
In 2007, Richardson moved up to the NASCAR Busch Series, driving the #28 Checkers/Rally's/United States Border Patrol Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Jay Robinson Racing. He made sixteen starts and finished 46th in points, with a best finish of 19th at Talladega Superspeedway. He signed with Robinson to drive the #4 JVC/Phantom EFX Chevy at least 20 races for JRR in 2008, but he was released. Later that summer, he formed his own team with his father and Rob Fuller, and has driven the #23 team for them since. He will share the #23 with Ken Butler III in 2009, and also will drive the #0 part-time for JD Motorsports.
Richardson ran the Sprint Cup race at Talladega for Tommy Baldwin, with sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors;he finished 18th this was the best finish for Tommy Baldwin's team in the Sprint Cup in 2009 debut.