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NASCAR owner to donate 1M rounds of ammo to Ukraine

NASCAR Hall of Fame owner Richard Childress has offered to help Ukraine against the Russian invasion by donating one million rounds of ammunition.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame owner Richard Childress has offered to help Ukraine against the Russian invasion by donating one million rounds of ammunition.

NASCAR Hall of Fame owner Richard Childress is making full use of his access to bullets by donating one million rounds of ammunition to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to help them fight against the invading Russians.

Response to Zelenskyy's appeal

Childress said he heard Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s now-famous quote “I need ammunition, not a ride,” and decided to heed his call. The former NASCAR driver, a board member of ammunition manufacturer AMMO, Inc., said he called the company’s CEO to tell him they needed to help the Ukrainians.

“I was listening the other day to President Zelenskyy say he didn’t want out, he wanted ammunition. I called my good friend Fred Wagenhals, who is the Chairman of AMMO, Inc., and I said ‘Fred, we have to help these people. They need ammunition.’ He stepped right up.”

“AMMO Inc., and we as Americans stand firmly in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, as we stand for freedom and democracy everywhere,” said Wagenhals.

Going for express delivery

The company is working with government agencies to facilitate the donation, but they will also work with a private firm to make sure that the ammunition will be delivered as soon as possible.

“To see the people in Ukraine fighting, it’s terrible to see the lives that are being lost over there,” the gun rights advocate told Fox News. “We have to do all we can, and I felt with Ammo Inc. and myself, we were doing the right thing.”

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Childress has been involved with NASCAR for over fifty years, starting out as a driver in 1969 and later becoming an owner in the 80s after his last race. He currently owns the Richard Childress Racing team.

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Sr. drove for Childress for most of his career until he died from the 2001 Daytona 500 crash.

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