Fan favorite of NASCAR's Winston Cup Series who won multiple championships and lived a highly publicized life off the tracks.
With 13 wins total and 78 Top Ten finishes over his eight year career, he was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers of All Time in 1998.
He was on of NASCAR's first drivers to go from open wheel racing to stock cars, leading the way for others.
He grew up in Ashland, Ohio.
Tom Cruise played Cole Trickle, a character loosely based on Richmond, in the 1990 film Days of Thunder.