A Chevy Monte Carlo race car that will Jimmie Johnson competed within during the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season raked in $115, 000 regarding charity at the recent Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
Johnson ran this Hendrick Motorsports-prepared Chevy Monte Carlo in the year 2003 Dodge/Save Mart 350 on Sonoma Raceway in Ca. Johnson started the competition in 32 nd and worked well his way up to seventeen th before the checkered flag dropped, with Robby Gordon the particular eventual winner. Hendrick Motorsports never used this framework in a competition setting once again, but the car continued to assist it develop its street course setups, serving being a Hendrick test car throughout the 2005 and 2006 NASCAR seasons.
This NASCAR street course car was offered with a Hendrick Motorsports-built 358 V8 engine, which is combined with a four-speed manual race transmission and a Hendrick Motorsports nine-inch rear end with a securing differential. The car was maintained by the NASCAR team’s specialist technicians back in 2013 plus comes ready for demonstration operates or track days. Some thing tells us the new owner of the ex-Jimmie Johnson racer will not be driving it too much on the track, though. In the end, any car driven from the seven-time champ is a part of NASCAR history that many followers would want to preserve.
All of the arises from the sale of this ex-NASCAR racer will go to the Az Animal Welfare League – a non-profit animal well being organization that adopts plus cares for animals within the state of Arizona. The particular AAWL also offers behavior training, health care, adoption services, animal-related training and community outreach applications for animals and pet owners in the state.
See the video embedded below to find out this ex-Jimmie Johnson share car fetch big bucks to get a good cause at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
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