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'I heard President Zelenskyy': NASCAR legend pledges 1 MILLION rounds of ammo to Ukraine

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Legendary NASCAR driver and owner Richard Childress said on Fox & Friends Wednesday that he plans to donate one million rounds of ammunition to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia.

"I was listening the other day and heard President Zelenskyy say he didn't want out, he wanted ammunition," Childress told host Brian Kilmeade.

Childress was referring to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's response to the U.S. government's offer to evacuate him to safety.

"The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride," Zelenskyy said, according to reports.

Childress added, "I called my good friend Fred Wagenhals (the Chairman of AMMO, Inc.) ... and I said, 'Fred, we gotta help these people. They need ammunition.' And he stepped right up, he said, ‘We’ll do it,’ and now we’re turning our production to this as our number one priority."

Childress, a member of Ammo, Inc.’s board of directors, briefly explained how the organization is attempting to deliver the ammunition to Ukraine.

"We're working with some government agencies, but to get it there quickly, we're going to work through a private company that will be working to get it in there," he said. "The number one ammo they're needing right now over there is the 7.62s, and that's what we're going to be producing."

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