Richard Childress is ready to tempo the sphere forward of the NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway in Dale Earnhardt’s well-known #three GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Main the sphere to the inexperienced flag for the NASCAR Cup Sequence spherical of 12 playoff race, the 500, at Talladega Superspeedway in mid-October might be Richard Childress Racing workforce proprietor Richard Childress.

Childress is ready to steer the sphere to the inexperienced flag for this 188-lap race across the four-turn, 2.66-mile (four.281-kilometer) high-banked Talladega Superspeedway oval in Lincoln, Alabama driving a race automobile of his personal.

He’s set to drive the late Dale Earnhardt’s #three GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Earnhardt, who was tragically killed in a last-lap crash within the 2001 Daytona 500 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, drove for Richard Childress Racing all through a lot of his 27-year Cup Sequence profession, a profession that included 76 victories and a record-tying seven championships.

Earnhardt, who earned 67 of his 76 victories and received six of his seven championships driving for Richard Childress Racing, is taken into account the best driver within the historical past of Talladega Superspeedway with an all-time document 10 victories and an all-time document 23 high 5 finishes.

Driving the #three Richard Childress Racing GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo within the October race on the monitor within the 2000 season, the Winston 500, the Kannapolis, North Carolina native secured the 76th and remaining victory of his illustrious profession, and he did it in spectacular style, shifting from 18th place to the race lead over the course of the race’s remaining 4 laps. He received the race by zero.119 seconds over Kenny Wallace in second.

Here’s what Childress needed to say about getting behind the wheel of the #three GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo throughout a press convention at Talladega Superspeedway.

“(Talladega president) Grant Lynch referred to as me and says, ‘What do you concentrate on bringing Dale’s automobile down right here that he received the race with in 2000?’ I stated, ‘I don’t know.’ However how do you say no to your greatest good friend on one thing like this. So I stated, ‘alright, I’ll do it.’

“We’re going to be operating that automobile main the sphere, which goes to be an important honor. That automobile hasn’t been out of our museum since we opened the doorways of it, so this would be the first time we took it down, put it on the store flooring, acquired all of it mounted, acquired the engine operating – similar engine that he had within the automobile that day.

“It’s the precise automobile similar to the day when it left the winner’s circle right here…That’s going to be the good factor. I’ve informed a number of folks about it and what they inform me it offers me chilly chills simply interested by it.”

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NBC Sports activities Community’s dwell broadcast of the 500, the 31st race on the 36-race 2019 NASCAR Cup Sequence schedule and the fifth of 10 races on the playoff schedule, from Talladega Superspeedway is ready to start at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 13.


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