Rich was raised in the sport of racing and started his driving career behind the wheel of a go-kart then quickly worked his way up the ladder to NASCAR late models where he competes now. He also spent many years traveling the country as a driving instructor with the Richard Petty Driving School. When not behind the wheel Rich is currently a factory trainer for Volkswagen providing dealerships with sales and service training. Rich was one of the first B.R.A.K.E.S. instructors and has worked every class at the Charlotte location.