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Lot 654
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Earnhardt Race Car


Selling on Saturday Evening

Proceeds to Benefit the Nonprofit J. Kruse Education Center Career Coaching Academy for Veterans

• A mirroring tribute car to Dale Earnhardt and his #3 race car
• One of the most recognizable cars in the history of NASCAR
• Maintained in a museum-like setting for the last 15 years

Have you ever dreamed of owning a race car? How about a real deal one? More specifically, one that mirrors that of a NASCAR legend? If any of those apply to you, keep reading because we have just the vehicle for you. A legend from the very start, Dale Earnhardt Sr. is undoubtedly one of the best NASCAR drivers to ever grace the blacktop. Synonymous with the all-black #3 race car under the Richard Childress team name, Earnhardt would go on to win seven Cup Series Championships, tying “The King” himself, Richard Petty. A part of that coveted race history includes this tribute Monte Carlo #3 Earnhardt race car.

The son of a successful short track racer, Ralph Earnhardt, Dale would develop a love for cars at a very young age and would find himself dropping out of school in the ninth grade attempting to get his own racing career started. In May of 1975, Earnhardt would make his stock car racing debut in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway finishing 22nd. This would be good enough to land him a Winston Cup contract for the 1979 season. That year, Earnhardt took the NASCAR circuit by storm by becoming the first driver to win over $200,000 in his rookie year and winning NASCAR’s coveted Rookie of the Year award. From then on, Earnhardt would find himself using his rearview mirror more and more, as the competition would often be found in it. In the next season, Dale would win the points championship, proving his rookie year was no fluke at all. Throughout his career, he would come to be known as “The Intimidator” because of his aggressive style of driving and overtaking, but it would prove to be a game changer. Earnhardt would go on to win 22 Cup Series Poles and an amazing 76 Cup Series wins and 21 Xfinity Series wins, and with a win at the AC Delco 500 in his home state of North Carolina in 1994, Earnhardt claimed his seventh Winston Cup Championship, tying the legendary Richard “The King” Petty for most career titles. Earnhardt’s run would come to an end doing what he loved most, racing, as he would pass away in a racing accident on the final lap of the 43rd Daytona 500 on February 18th, 2001. NASCAR would finally create a Hall of Fame in 2010 and Dale Earnhardt Sr. would be among the inaugural group to be inducted.

A tribute car to the legend himself, this Monte Carlo #3 Earnhardt race car is turnkey-ready to light up the track. The exterior livery mirrors that of which Earnhardt drove on the track while racing for the Richard Childress race team. Draped in all the correct race sponsors, this Goodwrench Service #3 car even wears the correct Goodyear #1 Eagle racetrack tires. Having been maintained in a museum setting for the last 15 years, visitors would often ask if this was one of the real deal race cars Earnhardt drove during his 22-year-long campaign on the NASCAR circuit. The pin-locked hood contains a stock Chevy blazer 400-cubic-inch engine that releases a menacing sound from the exhaust and tells its onlookers it means business on the track. Meeting track standards, the cockpit is outfitted with a Richardson Racing Products race seat, a full roll cage covered in BSCI energy impact system covers, and a six-point race seat belt.

Along with the joy that this race car will bring to its winning bidder, proceeds from the sale will benefit the nonprofit J. Kruse Education Center Career Coaching Academy and be used for scholarships for veterans transitioning out of service to discover meaningful and purposeful careers. These scholarships will ensure that our veterans who have sacrificed so greatly for America, and have already paid a huge price, do not have to pay as they reintegrate into civilian life on a path to peace and fulfillment, just as enjoyed by all those who they so bravely fought for.
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Built to represent one of the greatest NASCAR drivers in history, this #3 Dale Earnhardt race car is sure to bring a smile to anyone that sees it tearing up a racetrack or quietly sitting in a museum setting reminding visitors of the greatness the #3 car carried with it during its historic and unforgettable time on the NASCAR circuit.

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