Richard Childress appeared on the NASCAR scene in 1969 when made his first of 285 starts in the Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.
Tonight, Childress will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a six-time Cup champion as owner of Richard Childress Racing.
To commemorate the moment, RCR has produced nine short videos looking back at Childress’ career.
Childress also discusses the first win with Kevin Harvick in 2001 a few weeks after Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
Childress will be inducted with Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Benny Parsons and Raymond Parks.
The ceremony can been seen at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.