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Day of Wine and Race Cars Scheduled at Richard Childress Racing and Childress Vineyards
Full day of activities scheduled at both facilities during 2012 FAN DAY Lexington, N.C.

May 4th, 2012 - Richard Childress Racing and Childress Vineyards will co-host a full day of activities for fans May 25 during the '12 FAN DAY celebration at the award-winning winery and the RCR Museum. Activities at each venue will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Time with autograph sessions, show car and sponsor partner displays, guided museum and winery tours scheduled throughout the day. The RCR Museum will have a giant tent sale, with specific racing memorabilia sales to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Fans can participate in drawings, hide-and-tweet contests and Facebook trivia throughout the day for a chance to win prizes. There will be two free autograph sessions, with the first beginning at 11 a.m. at the RCR Museum, followed by one at 1 p.m. at Childress Vineyards, with Richard Childress, RCR drivers, and key RCR personnel. Tickets will be required for each session and will be distributed at the specific location beginning at 9 a.m. In addition to Richard Childress and Chocolate Myers, drivers currently scheduled to sign autographs include Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Austin Dillon, Elliott Sadler, Brendan Gaughan, Ty Dillon, and Joey Coulter. The full-day event will conclude at Childress Vineyards with a concert on the lawn by Curb Records recording artist Tim Dugger. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $20 per person and are available by calling 336-236-9463 or online at

"We're looking forward to hosting our race and wine fans during a very special day at Childress Vineyards and the RCR Museum," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and the proprietor of Childress Vineyards. "We're going to have a lot of exciting activities at both places so we hope everyone has the chance to visit each one throughout the day. Our fans are the best, whether they're for RCR or Childress Vineyards, or both, so '12 FAN DAY is one way we can say thank you back to them for all they do for us."

Activities at Childress Vineyards will include: Autograph sessions with Richard Childress and RCR drivers Show car displays Vendor and sponsor displays Wine tastings and tours

Activities at the RCR Museum will include: Autograph session with Richard Childress, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon and Chocolate Myers Giant tent sale with sheet metal, fire suits, parts and merchandise specials Guided group RCR Museum tours every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show car displays including vehicles from Richard Childress' personal car collection History of the legendary No. 3 show car Members of the Virginia/North Carolina Early Dirt Racers Association and Old Timers Racing Club Visit for more information on how to be a part of '12 FAN DAY.

About Richard Childress Racing:

Richard Childress Racing ( has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its current Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John's Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Wheaties/BB&T Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Elliott Sadler (No. 2 One Main Financial Chevrolet), 2011 Camping World Truck Series champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare/American Ethanol/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Harvick/Menard/Brendan Gaughan/Max Papis (No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino/Menards/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Armour Brands/Fast Fixin'/ Chevrolet). Harvick/Tim George Jr./Gaughan (No. 2 Applebee's/South Point Hotel & Casino/Kroger/Tide Chevrolet), Joey Coulter (No. 22 RCR/Armour Brands/Husky Liners Chevrolet) and 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Ty Dillon (No.3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) compete in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series season.

About Childress Vineyards:

Championship race teams and fine wines are the two passions of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Childress Vineyards is setting the pace among the wineries on the East Coast using old world production techniques to craft award-winning wines by Winemaker Mark Friszolowski. Located at the southern gateway to the Yadkin Valley in Lexington, NC, Childress Vineyards has been named to the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in America by Wine Enthusiast and was four time recipient of the NC Governor's Cup award for its Best in Show wines. The winery is open daily for tours and tastings, lunch at the Bistro. The winery is available for private party rentals and weddings. Accommodations are available adjacent to the winery at Holiday Inn Express.