Cup Series team owner Richard Childress launched an auction and sale of memorabilia in the latest initiative to support NASCAR COVID-19 relief efforts. One of the items to be auctioned is an original Dale Earnhardt No. 3 Chevrolet. The charity effort also marks the first time Childress has parted with one of his original Earnhardt cars.
Many other rare and exclusive items from Childress’ racing collection will be auctioned off and sold to benefit coronavirus relief efforts. Proceeds will go to those that support national and local first responders as well as front-line workers who need personal protection equipment. Some of the proceeds will also go to Feeding America.
Additionally, the auction will have items from other well-known drivers in NASCAR and other forms of motorsports.
“I’ve grown my personal collection of memorabilia throughout my career in NASCAR and have enjoyed each of these items,” said Childress in a Friday release (April 24) announcing the move. “But it’s time to open it up to collectors and use the proceeds to support much needed causes during this unique time in history.
“From the Earnhardt years, to the Harvick years to our current drivers and beyond, there are items in this collection that will appeal to a variety of collectors. It’s so special to me to be able to share these exclusive items and give back to America at the same time. All proceeds will benefit charities and organizations who need our help right now to fight COVID-19.”
“I’ve got memories of every one of these cars, but I know the suffering that’s going on. It’s a small sacrifice on my part to part with one of these cars.”
— RCR (@RCRracing) April 24, 2020
More information on the Childress auction can be found here.