Austin Dillon sent out a heart-felt message about his grandfather, Richard Childress


Less than a week removed from the attempted robbery/home invasion of his grandfather's home, one NASCAR driver has taken to Twitter to share a personal message.

On Dec. 17, three suspects attempted to break into the home of former NASCAR driver and current team owner Richard Childress. His grandson Austin Dillon shared his take on the matter via Twitter and expressed his feelings.

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He declared how proud he is of his grandfather for standing up to the would-be criminals and sending them fleeing away before things could go awry.


Childress opened his door and fired three shots at the criminals that sent them on their way. A reward for information leading to the apprehension of the criminals has reached $50,000.

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The Davidson County Sheriff's department has released video footage of the attempt. The footage shows three fully covered individuals with "military style" weapons out side of Childress's home which is located.

Dillon went on to share his support of the second amendment which gives the people the right to keep and bear arms. In this case having a weapon readily available could've been the difference between life and death for Childress and his wife.