Richard Childress is many things. He is the owner of Richard Childress Racing, the grandfather to up & coming NASCAR drivers Austin & Ty Dillon, the man that will make you hold is watch while he puts some guy in a headlock and the second NASCAR team owner I’ve had the pleasure to interview (Chip Ganassi is the first). I caught up with him in Las Vegas after he’d won the Buddy Shuman award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon and his answers to the ITAS questions are awesome. He didn’t hesitate or take a really long time to answer the last question, it seemed like something he’s thought about.


What is your favorite word? My favorite word that I can say on the air? Shit, I don’t know. I almost said that, “Shit, I don’t know.” [Me: That works.] *laughter*

What is your least favorite word? Lose

What turns you on? Winning

What turns you off? Losing

What sound or noise do you love? I like good country music.

What sound or noise do you hate? Probably rap [music].

What is your favorite curse word? I throw an F-bomb occasionally.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like be an outfitter somewhere in Africa.

What profession would you not like to do? Probably wouldn’t want to be a NASCAR inspector.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? This is one honest man.

Read more of my “Inside the Actor’s Studio” questionnaire interviews in the archives and read about how it all started with Tony Stewart.