NASCAR team owner Richard Childress has decided to step away from his position on the board of directors for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Childress sent a letter stating his resignation.
In the letter, Childress states that he is stepping away to focus on his businesses, as he owes his full attention to his employees, his partners, his family and himself.
Childress will step away from his involvement with the NRA as far as leadership role effective immediately.
NEW: Another NRA board member, this time Richard Childress, has resigned.
Letter here: pic.twitter.com/z0AfuOARGm
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) August 20, 2019
Childress’ race team Richard Childress Racing was once a formidable championship contender in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team won six Cup Series championships with Dale Earnhardt driving their No. 3 car from 1984 until his death in 2001.
After Earnhardt’s death the team remained relevant with high performance coming from Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer over the years. However, in recent seasons things have dropped off significantly.
Childress’ team as a whole has just six top-10 finishes so far in 2019. They have yet to win a race, and they have recorded just one top-five finish this season. Their two full-time cars, driven by Austin Dillon and rookie Daniel Hemric, sit 23rd and 25th in the Cup Series standings.
In the last five seasons, the team which has 108 wins in Cup Series competition, has just three victories.
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