Winston-Salem Area Soap Box Derby
Presented By Richard Childress Racing
Championship NASCAR team owner Richard Childress will once again lend support to his racing roots at Hobby Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Winston-Salem Area Soap Box Derby.
Childress was a teenager in the late 1950's when he and his brother, Larry Childress, went door to door in downtown Winston-Salem soliciating shop owners for funding to purchase a soap box derby kit. Nearly 50 years later, the wheels and axles from that soap box derby racer are on display in the Richard Childress Racing museum on the RCR campus.
"Being part of that soap box derby race was a very important start to my becoming a race car driver just a few years later," said Childress. "It taught me my first lessons in securing sponsorship, building a race car and competing against other drivers. I've been very fortunate to have had the success I've had racing, and a lot of it goes back to that soap box derby race."