Earnhardt and Stewart Cars For Sale

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NASCAR Road Course Cars Have Rich Histories

A California NASCAR enthusiast had the experience of a lifetime cooking for Dale Earnhardt and Richard Childress back in the day. Being a racer himself he had the opportunity to buy some retired NASCAR road course Earnhardt-Road-Course-Carcars which he raced in SCCA. One of those cars is a treasured 1994 Dale Earnhardt #3 Goodwrench Lumina built originally in 1992 at Richard Childress Racing. He purchased #3 from Childress at the end of the ’94 season. And he also owns another incredible piece of racing history. His 1999 Home Depot Pontiac Grand Prix has been driven in road races by three NASCAR champions and was Tony Stewart’s #20 rookie road course car in 1999. He has put both cars up for sale this weekend.

“I would say the Earnhardt cars are the most valuable now,” the California collector told us. “(Jeff) Gordon’s cars have really jumped up in value recently, and Jimmie Johnsons cars probably are right behind him in value.” That from a NASCAR collector’s perspective. He bought the Earnhardt road course car #3 on a bill of sale from Richard Childress Racing. He says it states on the Bill of Sale that the car was raced in NASCAR by Dale Earnhardt. The road course car was raced at Sears Point and Watkins Glen. Earnhardt came in third at both Sears Point and Watkins Glen in 1994. Dale Earnhardt was the Winston Cup Champion driver that year.

The 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix #20 was built by Joe Gibb Racing in 1992 as the Interstate sponsored Chevy Lumina, campaigned on road courses by Dale Jarrett from Stewart-Road-Course-Car1992 through 1994. (Back then Joe Gibb didn’t build new cars every year, he would just rebody the same road course car with different manufacturer templates.) In 1995 it was Bobby LaBonte’s #18 Interstate Monte Carlo, and again from ’96-’98 was LaBonte’s #18 Interstate Pontiac. In 1999 it was campaigned by NASCAR rookie driver Tony Stewart as the #20 Home Depot Pontiac Grand Prix. All three of its drivers won NASCAR championships. “It’s the only NASCAR race car to ever be driven by three actual NASCAR champions,” says the seller. He bought it from Joe Gibbs Racing after the 1999 season on a Bill of Sale. He says the Bill of Sale states the three drivers who drove the car and when they raced it. You might say this car is the triple crown of NASCAR collectibles.

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