Kyle Busch Gets a Whipping — Literally

June 5, 2011 by · 238 Comments
Filed under: Kyle Busch 

Following Saturday’s truck series Richard Childress is one of the few who can say he beat Kyle Busch – literally.

Childress grabbed Busch – put him in a headlock, and landed several punches before bystanders could separate them.

Childress was angry with Busch after contact with RCR driver Joey Coulter in the closing laps. The latest in a string of incidents between Busch and RCR drivers.

There is no doubt that Richard Childress intended to get Kyle’s attention. Just before the incident Childress was seen slipping his expensive watch into his pocket.

Childress was barred from pit road at Sunday’s STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. NASCAR also told him not to attend the pre-race driver’s meeting.

NASCAR President Mike Helton considered banning Childress from the speedway entirely before deciding that Childress should be allowed to stay as a team owner.

NASCAR officials have indicated that a statement regarding any punishment for Childress would be forthcoming on Monday – a day earlier than most penalties are announced.

What do you think an appropriate punishment would be?

Black Number 3 Returning to NASCAR

September 3, 2009 by · 151 Comments
Filed under: Dale Earnhardt 

Richard Childress Bringing Back the Black No. 3

A black No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will race in NASCAR this weekend for the first time since Dale Earnhardt ran his last Daytona 500 in 2001.

Austin Dillon – Grandson of Richard Childress – will drive a black No. 3 Chevy Truck in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.

If Dillon’s career takes him to the Sprint Cup Series I fully expect him to be behind the wheel of the No. 3 car then, too.

Some Earnhardt fans will be unhappy about this decision  — but the No. 3 was Richard Childress’ number before it was Dale Earnhardt’s.

Childress had 285 NASCAR starts before he stepped out of the No. 3 car and put Earnhardt behind the wheel. But it took Earnhardt to drive the car to 6 championships.

Are you happy to see the No. 3 back on the track even though someone whose last name is not Earnhardt is behind the wheel of it?

NASCAR Country Meets Wine Country

August 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: NASCAR Owners 

Don’t think for a minute that Richard Childress had to take a second job to keep his NASCAR team going. After all, Childress travels to the races in a private jet.

Yet he does have a second job. Childress is Proprietor of, Childress Vineyards in the Piedmont region of Lexington, North Carolina.

Now I don’t know much about wine. But I’ve got to hand it to Childress – this winery is pretty neat.

There amid 65 acres of grape vines sits a palatial estate that houses the Childress Vineyards winery, wine tasting room, bistro and banquet hall.

The place produces some fine wines with fancy sounding names like Childress Vineyards Merlot and Riesling. Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about wine. They’ve got a wine club that will send you 3 bottles of their best vintage every 3 months or so for $250 a year.

There amid 65 acres of grape vines sits a palatial estate that houses the Childress Vineyards winery, wine tasting room, bistro and banquet hall.

Chef David Thomas makes a mean Sunday brunch that won’t leave you hungry – and of course comes with a glass of wine.

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