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Richard Childress Racing


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Founded in 1969, Richard Childress Racing is one of the largest and most storied organizations in NASCAR competition. RCR currently fields three teams in the NASCAR Cup Series and five teams in

On our 17-building, 52-acre campus in Welcome, North Carolina, RCR’s 530 team members build race cars from the ground up in a fully-integrated vertical manufacturing operation. With a culture focused on innovation, our engineering team utilizes cutting-edge technologies to continuously improve the performance of our race cars.

Our headquarters is also home to ECR Engines, a subsidiary of RCR that provides high-performance motors to our and other Chevrolet teams in NASCAR’s top three national series. ECR uses advanced technologies for research & development and engine production that has earned it more than 250 victories across multiple national motorsports series and championships in the XFINITY, Camping World Truck and ARCA Racing Series.


The Richard Childress Racing Museum, located front and center on the 52-acre RCR campus in Welcome, North Carolina, offers visitors a walk through time and traces how an independent one-car team evolved into one of NASCAR’s most successful organizations.

Look closely and you will see former No. 3 pit crew member and Museum curator Danny “Chocolate” Myers in his office, often recording his live show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.*
*The last ticket will be sold at 5 p.m. to allow time for visitors to enjoy the exhibits.

Team Store Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Richard Childress is chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, one of the most storied teams in NASCAR he founded in 1969.

If there’s a testimony to the all-American success story, Childress has lived it. In a career spanning almost five decades, Richard established a racing team in his home garage and has grown it into one of the largest motorsports organizations in NASCAR.

Passions away from the track
Away from the track, Childress is a businessman, philanthropist and conservationist – he loves wine, the outdoors and investing in America’s youth.

From frequent visits to wine country while competing at Sonoma Raceway in California, Childress developed an engaging passion for wine and soon formed a vision to build a world-class winery of his own. Childress Vineyards was established in 2004 and is now one of the most prominent wineries in North Carolina having won numerous awards.

Childress enjoys spending his free time outdoors and has been an avid hunter and fisherman since he was a child. Having traveled to many parts of the world, he became an activist for the conservation of our natural resources. He proudly supports the Congressional Sportsman Foundation and served two terms on the organization’s board. Childress also supports the Boone & Crocket Club as well as non-government organizations like Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. In 2015, he was elected as second vice president of the National Rifle Association after serving as a board member for the largest pro-Second Amendment organization in the United States. During the NASCAR off season, Childress can be found hunting at his home in Montana or fishing at his Hampton Estate in Lexington, North Carolina.

In 2008, he and his wife Judy founded the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) after learning about the lack of support and funding for the No. 1 killer of children in the United States. CIPT carries a mission to help discover and share the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries to children. In conjunction with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Childress Institute continues to be the focus of Childress’ and RCR’s philanthropic efforts.