Former Sprint Cup driver who formed the greatly successful Richard Childress Racing team.
He was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and made his NASCAR debut at the 1969 Talladega 500.
From 1986 to 1994, he was the owner of 6 Winston Cup Series Champion cars.
He had two children, Tina and Dillon, with his wife Judy Childress.
He owned the #3 car that Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1980s.