Former NASCAR driver and current champion team owner, Richard Childress, offered up a sizable life-saving donation to war torn Ukraine.
The RCR team owner, who is reportedly worth $250 million dollars, pledged to donate at least one million rounds of ammo to the Ukrainians, to help them fight off Putin’s Russian forces.
“I was listening the other day and heard President Zelenskyy say he didn’t want out, he wanted ammunition,” Childress said in an interview.
“I called my good friend Fred Wagenhals, who is the Chairman of AMMO, Inc., which is a publicly traded company, POWW, and I said, ‘Fred, we gotta help these people. They need ammunition.’ And he stepped right up, he said, ‘We’ll do it,’ and now we’re turning our production to this as our number one priority.”
Childress, who owns the RCR NASCAR team that won six championships in the late 1980s and mid 1990’s with superstar driver Dale Earnhardt, is a member of AMMO’s board of directors.
“This is a wake-up call for America, and why we have to have our Second Amendment,” he continued, noting that there are “82 million gun owners in America, and to see the people in Ukraine fighting — it’s terrible to see the lives that are being lost over there.”
He believes that he and AMMO are “doing the right thing” by sending ammunition to the country in crisis.
“We’re working with some government agencies, but to get it there quickly, we’re going to work through a private company that will be working to get it in there,” Childress detailed.
“The number one ammo they’re needing right now over there is the 7.62s, and that’s what we’re going to be producing.”