Rookie Austin Dillon claims Daytona 500 pole in No. 3 car's return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie driver Austin Dillon claimed the pole position of the season-opening Daytona 500 during Sunday's qualifying race with a lap of 196.019 mph.

Kevin Harvick holds off Kasey Kahne for Coca Cola 600 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick held off defending champ Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday, winning the accident-marred Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Two Richard Childress Racing crew members fined, suspended

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Two Richard Childress Racing crew members were fined and suspended by NASCAR Tuesday following an incident at Richmond International Raceway.

Two Richard Childress crew members arrested after Richmond race

RICHMOND, Va., April 27 (UPI) -- Two Richard Childress Racing crew members were charged with assault following an incident at Richmond International Raceway, police said Saturday.

Sadler overcomes illness in Chicago win

JOLIET, Ill., July 22 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler shook off illness to prevail in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday, collecting a victory at a Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Bowyer bests Burton for Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Clint Bowyer passed teammate Jeff Burton in the final lap Sunday and went on to claim the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Harvick claims first Fontana victory

FONTANA, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick grabbed the lead on the last lap Sunday and hung on to edge Jimmie Johnson in a tight Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup race at Fontana, Calif.

NASCAR's Bowyer: Wouldn't cheat to win

DOVER, Del., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer Friday angrily denied doing anything to deserve a stiff NASCAR penalty he received this week.

Harvick, Mears crews to swap places

WELCOME, N.C., April 22 (UPI) -- The crew chiefs of Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears will swap places after Sunday's Aaron's 499 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Burton wins the Nextel race at Dover

DOVER, Del., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton Sunday captured the checkered flag to win the Dover 400 Nextel Cup race at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Kevin Harvick fined by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- Winston Cup driver Kevin Harvick was stripped of 25 points Wednesday for using an illegal device in the rear suspension of his car.

Jeff Green fired by owner Childress

WELCOME, N.C., May 6 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Jeff Green was fired by team owner Richard Childress after the racer was involved in a crash with teammate Kevin Harvick in Saturday's Pontiac Exc

Earnhardt, Jr. wins NASCAR pole

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr., driving the Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned by his late father, captured the pole Friday night for the NASCAR Pepsi 400.
Richard Childress
Dale Earnhardt Jr shares a moment with car owner Richard Childress after winning the NASCAR Nationwide series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on July 2, 2010. Childress was also the owner for his late father Dale Earnhardt Sr's team. UPI Photo/Michael Bush

1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 Winston Cup championship car owner 2001 and 2003 NASCAR Busch Series championship car owner

Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945) is a former NASCAR driver and the current team owner of Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. As a business entrepreneur, Childress became one of the wealthiest men in North Carolina. A 2003/2004 business venture was the opening of a vineyard in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area located in North Carolina. Childress was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Childress' career in NASCAR's top levels started auspiciously as a drivers' strike at Talladega Superspeedway left NASCAR President William France Sr. looking for replacement drivers. Childress was such a driver, and started his first race as a replacement.

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