Torrey Galida Promoted to President of Richard Childress Racingby Kyle Pokrefky July 3, 2014 0 comments
For the first time in its history, Richard Childress Racing will have an acting president that is not Richard Childress himself.
Torrey Galida, Chief Operating Officer of the organization since 2011, will step up to the role of President for RCR immediately as the team prepares to head to Daytona for the Sprint Cup Series’ Coke Zero 400 and the Nationwide Series’ Subway Firecracker 250.
Galida came over to RCR from TRG Motorsports in July of 2011, where he served as the General Manager for the now defunct team. Prior to his work with TRG, Galida worked with Millsport Motorsports as their President and with Roush-Fenway Racing as their Chief Marketing Officer. Galida also had over a decade of experience working for the Ford Motor Company before making the jump over to auto racing.
“I have an immense amount of respect for Richard Childress and the incredible racing organization he has built,” Galida said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to play a key role in the continued success of RCR.”
Childress issued a statement praising the accomplishments Galida achieved for the organization in his three-year tenure at his race shop.
“Since coming on board with us in July 2011, Torrey Galida has been a great asset to RCR,” Childress said. “He has helped guide us through many changes for the better and I feel he is the perfect person to continue doing that for our team.”
Even though Childress is stepping down as the President of his organization, he will still maintain a presence at his shop. Childress stated that he will still work on various projects for his home-grown team.
“This does not mean I am slowing down in any capacity at RCR,” Childress continued. “This just means I am freeing myself up to be involved in other, more strategic aspects of the company to benefit our overall operation and performance.”