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Richie Parker

5 out of 5

Motivational Speaker; NASCAR Engineer Born Without Arms

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 Richie Parker Biography

Richie Parker overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports.

Hendrick Motorsports gave Richie Parker a chance, and it's turned out to be a win-win for the NASCAR team and for a team engineer who was born without arms. Parker works at the team's North Carolina race shop.

“It's very demanding," said Parker of his job working for one of the top teams in the history of the sport. "When we have somebody like [crew chief] Chad Knaus that comes back from the racetrack and he says he needs something next week that's gonna help him win a race, then 'no' is never the answer.”

Parker is a 2009 graduate of Clemson University, and he first connected with Hendrick Motorsports through an internship in 2005. Parker applied for the position through NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, and that 10-week internship turned into a relationship that landed him a full-time job with Hendrick.

"Based on his resume, I knew he could do the things that I needed him to do, it was more a question of how,” said Rex Stump, engineering manager at Hendrick, on his impressions of Parker during his initial job interview.

Parker has always been a fan of cars, and he spends time refurbishing old cars and adapting the ones he really likes with foot steering mechanisms.

“When we were trying to figure out how I could modify a car, I was told by a few different people, 'Well, if there's a bus in your area, or if there are taxi cabs, then that's all you need to do. You just use that as your transportation.' But that just wasn't me,” Parker said about getting his 1964 Chevy Impala adapted with foot steering.

Skills & Expertise Automotive Finite Element Analysis Solidworks Unigraphics Teamcenter Machining CAD

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richie Parker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richie Parker for your next private or corporate function.
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Richie Parker

5 out of 5

Motivational Speaker; NASCAR Engineer Born Without Arms

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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Richie Parker Biography

Richie Parker overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports.

Hendrick Motorsports gave Richie Parker a chance, and it's turned out to be a win-win for the NASCAR team and for a team engineer who was born without arms. Parker works at the team's North Carolina race shop.

“It's very demanding," said Parker of his job working for one of the top teams in the history of the sport. "When we have somebody like [crew chief] Chad Knaus that comes back from the racetrack and he says he needs something next week that's gonna help him win a race, then 'no' is never the answer.”

Parker is a 2009 graduate of Clemson University, and he first connected with Hendrick Motorsports through an internship in 2005. Parker applied for the position through NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, and that 10-week internship turned into a relationship that landed him a full-time job with Hendrick.

"Based on his resume, I knew he could do the things that I needed him to do, it was more a question of how,” said Rex Stump, engineering manager at Hendrick, on his impressions of Parker during his initial job interview.

Parker has always been a fan of cars, and he spends time refurbishing old cars and adapting the ones he really likes with foot steering mechanisms.

“When we were trying to figure out how I could modify a car, I was told by a few different people, 'Well, if there's a bus in your area, or if there are taxi cabs, then that's all you need to do. You just use that as your transportation.' But that just wasn't me,” Parker said about getting his 1964 Chevy Impala adapted with foot steering.

Skills & Expertise Automotive Finite Element Analysis Solidworks Unigraphics Teamcenter Machining CAD

Richie Parker Videos

  • Driven: Clemson MBAe grad Richie Parker embraces life - YouTube
    Richie Parker's inspiring story. Subscribe ▻ https://www.youtube.com/ subscription_center?add_user=clemsonuniversity Instagram ...
  • Inspirational Man Born With No Arms Drives His and Works For ...
    Richie Parker has never listened to people telling him what he could not do. Born without arms, he and his parents did not let this stop him from ...
  • inspiring Story Armless NASCAR Engineer Richie Parker mp4 ...

FAQs on booking Richie Parker

  • How to book Richie Parker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richie Parker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richie Parker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richie Parker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richie Parker?

    Booking fees for Richie Parker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richie Parker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richie Parker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richie Parker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richie Parker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richie Parker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richie Parker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richie Parker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richie Parker for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Richie Parker generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Abbott, Heath Calhoun, Abbey Curran, Amy Purdy and Mike Schlappi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richie Parker for an upcoming event.

Richie Parker Speaker Videos

  • Driven: Clemson MBAe grad Richie Parker embraces life - YouTube
    Richie Parker's inspiring story. Subscribe ▻ https://www.youtube.com/ subscription_center?add_user=clemsonuniversity Instagram ...
    Inspirational Man Born With No Arms Drives His and Works For ...
    Richie Parker has never listened to people telling him what he could not do. Born without arms, he and his parents did not let this stop him from ...
  • inspiring Story Armless NASCAR Engineer Richie Parker mp4 ...
    Richie Parker Drive - YouTube

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