22 Facts About Richard Childress


Richard Reed Childress was born on September 21,1945 and is an American former race car driver in NASCAR.


Richard Childress was on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.


Richard Childress changed to number 3 in 1976 as a tribute to Junior Johnson.


Richard Childress did win the unofficial invitational Metrolina 200 in 1974.


Richard Childress retired from driving in 1981 after Rod Osterlund sold his NASCAR team to JD Stacy, and Osterlund's driver Dale Earnhardt did not want to drive for Stacy.


Earnhardt returned for the 1984 season, and together with Richard Childress formed one of the most potent combinations in NASCAR history.


Richard Childress expanded to a two-car operation in the NASCAR Cup Series, with Skinner driving the No 31.

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Richard Childress promoted Busch driver Kevin Harvick to drive the renumbered No 29.


The Richard Childress Racing Museum is located in nearby Welcome, along with numerous racing maintenance shops.


Richard Childress remains active, attending fundraisers and supporting local candidates for office.


The Richard Childress Institute is focused on funding research and medical education throughout the US to improve treatment, as well as raising public awareness.


Richard Childress's son-in-law is RCR general manager Mike Dillon, long-time Nationwide Series driver who made one Sprint Cup start in an RCR car.


Richard Childress is a member of the Board of Directors for Ammo Inc.


An upset Green replied by confronting Harvick's crew chief Todd Berrier in the No 29 pit stall, leading Richard Childress to restrain him.


Richard Childress was involved in a physical altercation with fellow Camping World Truck Series owner and current driver Kyle Busch following the Truck race on June 4,2011.


Richard Childress reportedly approached Busch in the garage area, took off his jewelry and proceeded to punch Busch in the face.


NASCAR executive Robin Pemberton said the only reason the win wasn't taken away from Richard Childress's team was that Mike Helton considered the team punished enough.


Richard Childress appealed the decision, which reduced the suspension to four races and $100,000, but the 150-point deduction was upheld.


Richard Childress was pleased that the penalties had been reduced, claiming that chief appellate officer John Middlebrook was fair in the appeal.


Richard Childress maintains that the car failed inspection because it had been damaged by a pushing truck that pushed the car into victory lane when it ran out of gas.


Richard Childress then went to the Final Appeals Board, which upheld the revised penalties, leaving Lambert and key players suspended.


Richard Childress was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2016.