Kip Childress wears two hats for NASCAR as the assistant Cup Series director and pace car driver. Childress joins The Racing Writer’s Podcast to discuss his roles and share a few stories on various topics:

• Explaining his responsibilities inside the garage, being a sounding board and go-to person for teams

• What it has been like to lead socially-distanced hauler parking during the COVID era

• If NASCAR officials have post-weekend race/rules reviews

• Being a third-generation official

• What goes into being the pace car driver and the importance of cruise control

• Funny pace car stories involving celebrities and Kyle Busch

• Why pace car drivers began wearing protective equipment

• The view from the pace car while parked under green and how much of the race Childress sees

• Leading the field to the green at the Daytona 500