Interested in owning a piece of racing memorabilia at one of the nation’s top auctions? Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham are making it happen.
Gordon didn’t run many races in the NASCAR Busch Series – now XFINITY Series – when he was in the midst of sweeping through the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) ranks in the 1990s.
But in 1999, he returned to the Busch Series for the first time since his formative years that ended in 1992, driving in a six-race deal in the No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Gordon finished fourth or better in four of the six races, including a final string of second, second and first at Michigan, Charlotte and Phoenix that year.
The Phoenix win was particularly special for Gordon as it marked his first stock car win at that track, even before he won there on a Cup level.
That 1999 Monte Carlo will go up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale as Lot #3007 later this month. Gordon outlined details in a couple tweets earlier Tuesday.
It will be auctioned off to support the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, whose mission is to fund medical research dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer.
Most cars at the Barrett-Jackson sell at no reserve, which means bidders don’t have to meet a certain threshold for the car to sell. This car is no exception.
Throughout the years, there have been a handful of race cars that have crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block. This one’s the latest, and will go for a good cause.
It will also rekindle memories of then-28-year-old Jeff Gordon, who of course is now 43 but still at the top of his game.