NASCAR team owner sending 1 million rounds to Ukraine

Ammunition on the way…

Richard Childress is the owner of Richard Childress Racing. The North Carolina team fields two full-time cars in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Hear from Richard Childress on the Ukraine support below.

The people of Ukraine are currently fighting off a superpower. And, they’re running low on ammunition.

The 76-year-old is stepping up and he’s using the private sector to help. 1 million rounds of ammunition are currently being produced and will be shipped across the pond.

Wagenhals will immediately begin production.

Childress has been a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment. Back in 2017, he used a shotgun to prevent a home invasion. The 3 men who attempted to break into his home were later caught as items from previous robberies were sold to North Carolina pawn shops.

Related: Richard Childress fired gunshots at 3 armed robbers

Childress previously sat on the board of directors for the National Rifle Association. He resigned from the seat in 2019 to focus on his primary business.

He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2017. The team has 16 championships and 200 wins to it’s credit.

Richard Childress comments on Ukraine

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TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 13: Richard Childress prepares to drive on track before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

“I heard president Zelenskyy say he didn’t want out, he needed ammunition,” Richard Childress told Fox News.

“I called my good friend who’s a chairman on Ammo Inc. Which is a publicly traded company.”

“I said, ‘Fred, we gotta help these people! They need ammunition.’ He stepped right up and said, ‘We will do it. Now, we’re turning our production to this as our number one priority.’ “

“This is a wake up call for America. Why we have to have our 2nd amendment. We have 82 million gun owners in America.”

“To see the people in Ukraine fighting, it’s terrible to see lives that are being lost over there. We have to do all we can. With Ammo Inc and myself, we’re doing the right thing. And we’re going to get that ammunition as quickly as we can.”

“We’re working with some government agencies. But, to get it there quickly, we’re going to work through a private company. We’re going to be sending the No. 1 ammo that they’re needing right now, the 762.”

Watch the video interview below.

Richard Childress comments on Ukraine
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