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Childress: Dale and I talked future of No. 3 before his death

As Austin Dillon prepares for his third season as driver of the iconic No. 3 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his grandfather and team owner, Richard Childress, says the number made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt still invokes frequent memories of the seven-time champion.Childress, who won six championships as Earnhardt's team owner, resurrected the No. 3 in NASCAR's top series...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Season Preview – Richard Childress Racing

HHP Photo/Alan Marler Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 February 1, 2016 As the calendar moves to 2016, the time has come to take a look ahead to the upcoming 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and how things could shake out for the teams planning to run full-time. Based on owner points from last season, we’ll make our way through the field with a team by team...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Childress reminisces on his first passenger car

The name Richard Childress is synonymous with Chevrolet, the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion team owner having been with Chevy for almost his entire career as an owner/driver and then an owner in NASCAR's top division.But Childress, who drove his first NASCAR Premier Series race in 1969 and made 285 starts before handing over the wheel to Dale Earnhardt in late 1981, doesn't...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/NXS: Richard Childress Racing Looks to Build on 2015 Successes

Chevy Thursday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom featured a bevy of teams, including Richard Childress Racing, which is coming off a very successful 2015 season. Two of RCR’s three Sprint Cup Series drivers (Ryan Newman and Paul Menard) made the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, while Ty Dillon finish third in the XFINITY Series standings. But don’t...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Going strong at 70, Richard Childress not thinking of slowing down

As a 17-year-old selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium, a historic short track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Richard Childress bought his first race car for $20.From 1969 to 1981, Childress competed in the Sprint Cup Series as a driver, recording six top-five and 76 top-10 finishes in 285 starts.Childress retired as a driver in mid-1981 and hired Dale Earnhardt,...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Childress: I still miss Dale

Feb. 18 will mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt in the last corner of the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, and his former boss and best friend still misses the seven-time champion terribly."Every time I pull into Daytona, I think about it," Childress told during Thursday's stop on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocomm...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Menards to Continue Partnership with Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Programs

Paul Menard and Brandon Jones to drive Menards Chevrolet Camaros in 2016 WELCOME, N.C. (January 12, 2016) – Building on the triumphs from 2015, Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR XFINITY Series program as a primary sponsor for select races with both the No. 2 Chevrolet with Paul Menard and the No. 33 Chevrolet with Brandon Jones for the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Childress Racing Development Driver, Ahnna Parkhurst, To Compete Full-Time in Southeast Super Truck Series

Richard Childress Racing development driver, 15-year-old, Ahnna Parkhurst, will compete full-time in the Southeast Super Truck Series in 2016 and compete for the rookie of the year title in the regional touring series driving the No. 23 TGEN, K&N Filters Chevrolet. Ahnna Parkhurst The 2016 season for Southeast Super Truck Series will consist of 12 points races and one season...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 31 Team Penalty Upheld

HHP, Alan Marler Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Courtesy of NASCAR National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Statement (May 6, 2015) Today the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, Mr. Bryan Moss, heard and considered the appeal of a P5 penalty issued on March 31, 2015 to Richard Childress (owner), Ryan Newman (driver), Lucas Lambert (crew chief...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Richard Childress Voted In As NRA Second-Vice President

Richard Childress, CEO and Chairman of Richard Childress Racing, was elected as the Second-Vice President of the National Rifle Association during its annual meetings in Nashville, Tenn. this past weekend. Childress has already been a two-term member of the NRA Board of Directors and also serves as the Chairman of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee for the organization...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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