Need a new car? Dale Earnhardt Jr. selling his ’55 Bel Air, ’99 Corvette on eBay (PHOTOS)


Maybe Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs some extra garage space?

NASCAR’s most popular driver has amassed an eclectic collection of cars over the years, but he’s parting ways with two of them.

And, Junior being Junior, he’s using eBay to help him do it.

One of the cars up for sale is a burnt orange-and-cream 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. But there are a few twists on this classic.

Credit: “daleearnhardtjr88” on eBay.

The car was built in 2004 by hip-hop DJ/noted car customizer Funkmaster Flex, and comes with a 500 horsepower, 434 small block V8 motor and aluminum wheels. Inside, the Bel Air features newly upholstered bench seats and a dashboard that matches the exterior paint job. Bidding starts at $5,000.

Credit: “daleearnhardtjr88” on eBay.

Earnhardt is also selling a midnight blue 1999 Chevy Corvette Callaway C12 – one of just 19 that were ever produced.

The C12 line has an interesting history as it was first built to win in the GT2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (it ended up on pole for the 2001 race). As for the street version, the C12 is a massive rework of the C5 ‘Vette that kept the C5’s original roof and greenhouse – but not much else. The bidding starts at $500 for this one.

As part of the deals for both cars, Earnhardt will personally hand over the keys to the new buyer and autograph the vehicle as well. Not a bad ‘throw-in,’ there.

Make sure to follow all of Friday’s Indy 500 ‘Carb Day’ action on NBCSN from Indianapolis

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It’s known as “Carburetor Day” – or in its simplest term, just “Carb Day.”

But the final day of on-track action Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is so much more.

Especially on NBCSN, which will have wall-to-wall live coverage starting Friday morning.

Here’s how Friday’s schedule breaks down:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Carb Day kicks off with the final practice for Sunday’s Indy 500. The session will last one hour in length.
  • 12 p.m. ET: We’re going racing! Strap in for coverage of the Indy Lights’ Freedom 100 on the famous Brickyard.
  • 1:30 p.m. ET: We’ll have coverage of the annual IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge. Which teams have the best – and most importantly, fastest and accurate – pit crews? Team Penske has won 10 of the last 12, including the last two years edging out Schmidt Peterson Motorsports each time. Who can potentially beat them this year?
  • 3:30 p.m. ET: We’ll have our annual Motorsports Special. Among segments included will be:

    1) 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will discuss how it used to upset him when people suggested he “backed into” his big win and how he didn’t really feel vindicated until he qualified on the front row for last year’s race.
    2) Defending 500 winner Takuma Sato, the first Japanese driver to ever win at Indianapolis, discusses the impact of his big win personally and professionally, particularly back in his native land.
    3) An essay by Robin Miller on Stefan Wilson giving up his ride last year to allow Fernando Alonso to race for Andretti Autosport.

Check your local listings for replay times.

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