BJ '09 Pt. 1 Richard Petty Plymouth Superbird $501,000 By Year One GoldBerg
YearOne has teamed up with Richard Petty, Evernham Racing, Musclecar TV and
automaniac Bill Goldberg to create an updated legend— a NASCAR Superbird.
The car was auctioned of for $501,000 at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale AZ,
all proceeds will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. An additional
$175,000 was donated by non-winning bidders to help the foundation.
Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Car Painting Time Lapse
Watch over 12 hours of work in painting the No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic
Chevrolet condensed into 1 1/2 minutes. Amazing to see the work that the
Hendrick Motorsports crew can do for each race!
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Gordons Butthead Car Sells
Private owner sells chassis No. 2418 (AKA) Buthead at the 2009 Barrett
Jackson auction in Miami. The second highest winning chassis formerly in
the Hendrick stable -- the car is noted for its bump-and-run on Rusty
Wallace in 1997 at Bristol.
Robert Yates Sells Davey Allison 92 Daytona Car
Davey Allisons T-Bird, Dale Earnhardt's Wheaties Car -- and Rusty Wallace's
car sell at the 2010 Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction. Statistically,
1992 was Davey Allison's best season in Winston Cup racing. And yet, it was
also a very painful and heartwrenching season. Davey started sixth in the
1992 Daytona 500 but was probably not quite as fast as the Junior Johnson
teammates of Bill Elliott and Sterling Marlin. But the race would change
dramatically on lap 92 when Elliott, Marlin, and Ernie Irvan triggered a
multi-car crash at the front of the pack. Fourteen cars were eliminated,
but Allison—and eventual runner-up Morgan Shepherd—somehow made it
through the mess. He would lead 127 laps to join his father as a Daytona
NASCAR Richard Childress Punches Kyle Busch Kansas Speedway 6.4.11
Kyle Busch and 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in a
physical confrontation after Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
race at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp confirmed they are looking into it.
Childress approached Busch and struck him with his fist in the garage area
after the race, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The fight was broken up and insults were exchanged before Childress put
Busch in a headlock and hit him again, the newspaper said.
Busch finished sixth, a spot behind Richard Childress Racing driver Joey
Coulter after the two had a spirited late battle for position. Busch drove
up beside Coulter's truck following the race and tapped it.
When asked what happened between the two, Coulter joked that, according to
the spotters, Busch was just congratulating him.
Bill Janitz, a spokesman for Busch, told The Associated Press in an email
that "there won't be any comment tonight." A phone message left for Richard
Childress Racing seeking comment was not immediately returned.
RCR driver Clint Bowyer won the Trucks event to snap Busch's three-race
Dale Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona 500 Crash Car Hood To Be Sold
NASCAR collector Charles Ross has decided to part with his incredible
collection of racing memorabilia, and in this video he talks about one of
the items being sold.
This could potentially be the "Holy Grail" of all Dale Earnhardt
collectibles. This is the ACTUAL hood from Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona 500
"Crash Car" Monte Carlo, which has been PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by Richard
Childress and (then) crew chief Larry McReynolds.
The story of Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona "Crash Car" is one that truly
personifies who Earnhardt was as a person and a racer: tough and
determined. He never gave up - no matter how much the deck was stacked
After running with the leaders the entire race, Earnhardt had maneuvered
his way into second place with only ten laps to go. He was racing hard with
Jeff Gordon down the back straightaway when Gordon made a move to pass,
taking the air off Earnhardt's spoiler. As he did so, Earnhardt got loose
and slightly touched the wall. He quickly tried to recover, but Dale
Jarrett had run up on him quickly, leaving no downforce on the #3 Monte
Carlo's rear end (a slight tap may have been involved), and Earnhardt went
into a slide.
At almost 200 mph the car flipped onto its roof and skidded down the track.
Amazingly, after contact with another car then the outside wall, the car
somehow wound up on its wheels and slid into the infield. Earnhardt was
being escorted to the ambulance when he realized that the car could be
"I looked back over and said, 'Man, the wheels ain't knocked off the car
yet,'" Earnhardt said. "So I went back over and told the guy in the car to
fire it up. He hit the switch and it fired. I said, 'Give me my car back!'"
With hundreds of thousands of fans going wild, The Intimidator refused
medical attention, climbed back into his wounded race car and went on to
finish the race five laps down in 31st place.
This hood was displayed at Richard Childress Racing (RCR) before being
purchased by private collector Charles Ross. It includes a Certificate of
Authenticity from RCR. You've seen the replay of the Crash Car many times
on highlight reels and tribute films and now you have the
once-in-a-lifetime chance to add a piece of this car, one of Earnhardt's
most legendary machines, to your own collection!
Ross has partnered with the well-known automobilia auction website
GoMotorBids.com to sell his massive array of memorabilia and Diecast
collectibles. You can get more information about this item (plus thousands
more) by visiting GoMotorBids.com.