A NASCAR Chevrolet raced by motorsport legend Dale Earnhardt, the late father of Dale Earnhardt Jr., is being sold by collector vehicle dealer Barrett-Jackson, with all proceeds benefiting COVID-19 relief efforts across America.
The No. 3-marked, intermediate-style Chevy comes from the private collection of Richard Childress, founder of the eponymous NASCAR team. “I’ve never parted with an Earnhardt Chevrolet from my collection,” Childress said. “But with a global pandemic taking place and people in our communities suffering, it’s time to do what I can to help. All proceeds will benefit much-needed causes to fight the devastating effects of COVID-19 on a local and national level.”
Its competition provenance includes NASCAR Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Rockingham Speedway and Darlington Raceway between 1996 and 1999. While Earnhardt’s only win in the vehicle came at Rockingham Speedway in 1996, its first three appearances saw top-four finishes.
“We’re incredibly honored to assist Richard Childress during this crucial time in our nation’s history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only is this a rare chance to own an original race car from his NASCAR collection, but it’s a chance to come together as Americans and help those who have been affected by COVID-19.”
Visit Barrett-Jackson’s website to register to bid on a piece of NASCAR history in an online-only auction scheduled for May 8-16.