Always wanted to drive like Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Now’s your chance.
Or at least your chance to drive the same car Junior once drove, provided, of course, that you’re willing to pony up a cool $200,000 to buy it.
Earnhardt’s boss, Rick Hendrick, got his start in the car business as a teenager, fixing wrecked Corvettes and then reselling them. And he was a Chevrolet dealer long before he became a NASCAR team owner.
So it makes sense that Hendrick is selling off some of the team’s retired NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, including this 2010 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was raced by both Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon in 2010 and ’11.
This is a real honest-to-goodness Hendrick Cup car that Gordon finished fourth with in the fall race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2010 and then raced again the following month at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt got the car for the next season, where it was again raced at New Hampshire.
And this is also the very first Earnhardt race car Hendrick Motorsports has ever offered for public sale.
"Car #88-616 was built by Hendrick Motorsports team members, using Hendrick Motorsports genuine Raced Parts and includes an authentic Hendrick Motorsports 850+HP R07 358 C.I.D. V8 racing engine coupled to a race spec 4-speed transmission," reads the car’s description, in part. " … Restored with the collector in mind this Hendrick Motorsports National Guard #88-616 racecar comes complete with Certificates of Authenticity, extensive documentation, a collection of race day photographs, as well as exclusive membership to the Hendrick Motorsports Certified Racecar Registry."