BY ANGELA GARY
If you love fast cars and wineries, you need to take a road trip to Lexington, N.C., and the surrounding country-side where racing legend Richard Childress has his empire. After arriving in town, a local told us “Richard Childress is a rock star around here,” and we soon found that to be so true.
Our first stop was at the RCR Racing Museum, located in Welcome, N.C., just outside of Lexington. Museum director Steve Ramey was on hand and shared some stories and pointed out items of interest in the museum.
The RCR Racing Museum, located on the RCR campus, is a 47,000 square foot facility that encompasses the original No. 3 race shop built at the RCR campus in 1986 and the original RCR Museum built in 1991. A 3,500 square foot structure was constructed between the two buildings to tie it all together. The race shop is now in a separate location.
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