CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2018) - During the Richard Childress Racing 50th Anniversary Fireside Chat with Richard Childress, Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric at the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, the team and Hall of Fame announced plans to co-create and launch a special exhibit-"RCR 50: Only in America"-in May 2019 in honor of this significant milestone.
"Who would have thought that a $20 investment more than 50 years ago would have grown into the organization that RCR is today," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing.
"I’m very proud of RCR’s accomplishments, from race wins to championships and the many drivers, employees and partners who have been associated with our race team along the way," he said. "I’m most proud of the relationships we’ve formed and the many race fans who support us each weekend."
Throughout 2019, Richard Childress Racing will celebrate its 50th anniversary with special paint schemes, at-track events, social media initiatives and a variety of other fan engagement opportunities including the special exhibit at the Hall of Fame.
Through a combination of artifacts, cars, images and audio/video displays, this limited-time exhibit will demonstrate the timeline and breadth of Richard Childress Racing, celebrating the long and successful history of the team and honoring the accomplishments of 2017 Hall of Famer Richard Childress as well as the many people who contributed to the team’s success.
"Richard Childress Racing has an incredible 50-year history and many stories to share," said Hall of Fame Director of Exhibits Kevin Schlesier.
"Mr. Childress’ career path from selling popcorn at the track to becoming an independent driver and then championship owner fuels an entrepreneurial story, which he proudly describes as one that could happen ‘Only in America.’"
More details about the exhibit will be announced closer to its opening in May 2019.
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