Richard Childress fired shots at suspects during attempted break-in at his home

NASCAR legend Richard Childress fired shots at three people who were attempting to break into his home, according to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. 

On Sunday at 10:25 p.m. Childress and his wife heard a crash at a door on the lower level of their home. 

Childress armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate. He fired shots at three individuals, the sheriff's office said. 

According to the sheriff's office, a window glass beside a door knob on the lower level of the home was broken and the alarm activated. 

None of the suspects are believed to have been injured. 

Under N.C. Castle Doctrine a person has the right to defend themselves against this type of intrusion, Sheriff David Grice emphasized. 

Childress told Grice that he felt that "the only reason he and his wife were here today was because God and the Second Amendment," the release said. 

Anyone with information on the attempted break-in is urged to call the sheriff's office at (336) 242-2105. 

Childress has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of hose involved.