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Highlights of The RCR Press Conference Announcing The "Ride For Richard" Promotion RICHARD CHILDRESS: "A lot has happened at RCR. We've had some great times, great victories. We've won championships in all three series. Last year we won...

Highlights of The RCR Press Conference Announcing The "Ride For Richard" Promotion

RICHARD CHILDRESS:

"A lot has happened at RCR. We've had some great times, great victories. We've won championships in all three series. Last year we won an Owner's Championship, something that hadn't been done. We've had a lot of sad times. We lost my best friend and the greatest race driver in the history of our sport."

"That was one of the lowest points at RCR. At that point, I was willing to get out of the sport. I looked around at all the people and I was convinced to keep going forward. I'm glad I did. It wouldn't have been right to have left. Dale wouldn't have wanted it that way. I'm sure he'd be proud today of us carrying those two paint schemes with the No. 29 and No. 31. Ricky Rudd drove the Piedmont car - that's the car we had our first victory in. I'm really proud of that. You always remember that first victory and I'll never forget that."

"It's been a hell of a ride. I'd like to say we could do it 35 more years. Hopefully we can. You have to think positive. I've enjoyed it. The best part of 35 years is the people I've met. You can't replace friends and memories of that."

ON MEMORIES WITH DALE EARNHARDT:

"We won a championship with the Wrangler car. It was our first championship. We won our first race, Dale and I together, with that Wrangler car. I think that was the car the 'pass in the grass' was done with. I think there's so many memories with that car and Dale and the race team and all the people involved in the Wrangler car."

"The silver No. 3 was probably what kicked off all the special paint schemes and all the things that came about. We had ran the black car for so many years and this was 1995 and we needed to change and do something to celebrate RJR's 25 years in racing. So I still autograph some of those cars that people bring in. It's a picture of Dale, myself and Bill France and T. Wayne Robertson standing behind the car at Charlotte Motor Speedway where we introduced that."

-gm racing-

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