WS/ES: Iowa: Childress named grand marshal

Childress To Be Grand Marshal In addition to Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick's presence in the Sunday's Featherlite 200 field, Iowa Speedway announced Wednesday that Harvick's car owner Richard Childress will serve as the Grand Marshal for...

Childress To Be Grand Marshal

In addition to Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick's presence in the Sunday's Featherlite 200 field, Iowa Speedway announced Wednesday that Harvick's car owner Richard Childress will serve as the Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Grand National Division event.

"It is a great honor to have Richard Childress with us here in Newton, Iowa, for the running of our historic first NASCAR race," said Stan Clement, President of Iowa Speedway. "Childress is synonymous with world-class racing and Richard is one of the people who encouraged us to build Iowa Speedway, a state-of-the art facility we call 'America's Place To Race'. It's only fitting to have him serve as our Grand Marshal and we are delighted he will be with us here in Iowa."

Childress won six NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championships with Dale Earnhardt, and has won championships on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck level with Mike Skinner in 1995 and in the NASCAR Busch Series with Kevin Harvick in 2001 and 2006.

RCR also has two development drivers in NASCAR's Grand National Division, with Ryan Foster and Tim McCreadie in the West Series.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Mike Skinner , Kevin Harvick , Ryan Foster , Tim McCreadie