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December 19, 2018
"RCR 50: Only in America" exhibit to open in May 2019
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. Follow #RCR50 on social media for more information about Richard Childress Racing's 50th anniversary celebration activities.
General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased online at nascarhall.com, by calling 888-902-6463 or on-site. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors with ID, $18 for military with ID, $18 for youth (8-12), $12 for children (3-7), and free for members and children younger than 3. High-octane combo packages are also available. All prices include tax. Memberships start at $125. For more details, visit nascarhall.com and follow @NASCARHall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for summer hours and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter hours. On designated Group Hot Pass Tuesdays, the facility is open for scheduled group visits and events only. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR celebrates 50 years of racing in 2019 and has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2019 Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA/Symbicort/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) along with Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric (No. 8 Caterpillar/ Bass Pro Shops/Liberty National Chevrolet/Cessna/VF Workwear). Its Xfinity Series program includes defending Series Champion Tyler Reddick.