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NASCAR Nationwide Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona Beach Florida
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
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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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