Richard Childress

Richard Childress (Board Member)

Owner of Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress, born in 1945 in North Carolina, ran moonshine to illegal bars as a young man. Deciding to pursue other endeavors after seeing “a guy getting blown apart” by a shotgun during one of his deliveries, Childress began a career in stock car racing. First entering NASCAR in 1969 as a replacement during a strike, Childress went on to have a successful career as a driver. Shortly before his retirement as a driver in 1983, Childress began adding cars to his one-man independent driving team to form Richard Childress Racing, which is now one of the most successful NASCAR racing teams.

Controversial Actions and Statements

Controversial Actions and Statements:

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Richard Childress (Board Member)

In June 2011, Childress confronted Kyle Busch, a NASCAR driver for a rival racing team, by placing him in a headlock and punching him several times. NASCAR fined Childress $150,000 and put him on probation through the end of the year. Childress accepted the fine without apologizing to Busch.

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Richard Childress (Board Member)

During multiple hunting trips in Africa, Childress completed the “The Dangerous Seven,” shooting a lion, leopard, cape buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, crocodile and hippopotamus as trophies. Childress has also participated in polar bear hunting.

Animal Rights
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