Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, longtime NASCAR car owner Richard Childress stops by to answer our silly questions.
What’s fun besides racing?
Richard Childress: I love the outdoors. Enjoy the outdoors and spending time with the NRA. I’m doing a lot of work with them right now. That is my fun stuff.
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Childress: Winning that next Cup championship.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Childress: If I’m looking for a good movie I’m looking for a good Clint Eastwood movie.
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Childress: Childress Vineyards wine.
Most memorable fan interaction?
Childress: It would take me some time for that. I love our fans so much and have done so much with them. Taking some of them for a ride has been fun. Having the guy that looked like Dale with us at Talladega when we won the million that time was cool.
|What’s fun besides racing?
|What’s the top item on your bucket list?
|Your go-to on movie night:
|One item that’s always in your grocery bag?
|Most memorable fan interaction:
|Visiting Bora Bora
|God’s Not Dead
|Getting called by the wrong name
|Winning a Martinsville clock
|Signing an arm so they could have it tattooed on
|Watching other racing
|Going into space
|Something with Will Ferrell in it
|Visiting the Zoo at Brainerd
|Playing with my kids
|Winning another Sprint Cup race
|Good Will Hunting
|Meeting with U.S. soldiers
|Something horror or sci fi
|A fan who cried when she met me
|Nothing-enjoy life every day!
|Anytime a kid asks a question
|Deep-sea fishing in Alaska
|Days of Thunder
|Getting mistaken for Travis Kvapil (happens a lot)
|Fast Jack Beckman
|Any movie, especially action or sci-fi
|Hanging out with 11-year-old Jacob Delling
|Winning another Cup title
|Flowers for my girlfriend
|All of them-it’s not fair to rate them!
|Traveling and driving
|Winning an NHRA Mello Yello title
|Their reaction to Gatornationals win
|SCUBA diving in the Galapagos
|Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and The Princess Bride
|Too many to choose from
|Hanging with high school buddies
|Winning an NHRA championship
|There’s one oddball at every race…
|Game of Thrones on Netflix
|A little girl named Riley
|Nothing; done it all
|Sharing 10,000 HP margarita machine with them
|Flying an F-16 fighter jet
|Signing a baby
|Winning another Cup championship
|Something with Clint Eastwood
|Childress Vineyards wine
|A lot of them!
About the author
Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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