After the 1983 season, Dale Earnhardt Sr. returned to Richard Childress Racing, replacing Ricky Rudd in the #3. Wrangler sponsored the team. During the 1984 and 1985 seasons, Earnhardt Sr. occupied victory lane six times, and finished fourth, then eighth in the season standings, respectively.
Team Owner Richard Childress considered the legendary NASCAR Driver a great personal friend. In the thirteen years since Dale Earnhardt died in a wreck at the 2001 Daytona 500, Childress honors that relationship by sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers to Martha Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt's mother each and every month.
Richard & Judy Childress have sent our grandmother Martha flowers every month since dad passed. 13 yrs. #Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/ZuYWQxCk0y
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 30, 2014