Richard Childress auctioning personal items to assist COVID-19 relief

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NASCAR Car owner Richard Childress launches a personal NASCAR memorabilia auction today on eBay to benefit national and local COVID-19 relief efforts.

Among the rare items Childress will sell is an original GM Goodwrench car seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt drove in the mid 1990s for Richard Childress Racing. The car comes complete with an engine. This marks the first time Childress has parted with an original Earnhardt car among his collection.

Childress told NBC Sports that the Earnhardt No. 3 GM Goodwrench car was chassis No. 22 and ran in the 1994 and ’95 seasons.

Earnhardt made select starts in this intermediate-style Chevrolet at tracks such as Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Rockingham Speedway and Darlington Raceway between 1996 and 1999. Highlighted by a win at Rockingham Speedway in 1996, Earnhardt did not finish worse than fourth with Chassis No. 22 in its first three on-track appearances.

Dale Earnhardt car Richard Childress is selling. (Photo: Richard Childress)

“This is really unique opportunity on this Earnhardt car,” Childress said. “Everything is original on it with an SB2 engine and everything. It’s got the original paint and decals.”

The car will be auctioned exclusively through the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction beginning May 8 with the sale of the Earnhardt race car ending on May 16. To register to bid, visit: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home/AddRegistration

Proceeds from the auction and sale will support to national and local first responders and front-line workers in need of personal protection equipment. Proceeds also will benefit Feeding America, which provides meals to children out of school and provide support to food banks.

“So many people are suffering today, and so many families are suffering, “Childress said. “If I can do any little bitty thing that makes a difference in somebody’s life, I want to do that.”

Childress’ personal memorabilia collection also includes rare items, including pre-production models of diecasts, some that were not produced. The collection includes memorabilia from other well-known NASCAR drivers and other forms of motorsports.

Items will be added to the auction and sale periodically.

To bid or purchase, visit https://www.ebay.com/str/RichardChildresscollection