NASCAR cars bring big money at Barrett-Jackson auto auction

Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon both had cars cross the auction block this weekend at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. 

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NASCAR cars are a staple at almost any Barrett-Jackson event, and that was also the case this weekend as the famous auction set up shop in Scottdale, Ariz. 

A Rusty Wallace-built 2013 Ford Fusion stock car crossed the auction block Saturday night as part of the Ron Pratte collection. When the auctioneer slammed the gavel, the final sale price was $165,000. The custom-built Ford Fusion features a 427 cid V8 motor with 900 horsepower and 650 ft/lbs of torque built by Roush Yates Racing Engines. The car also features dual racing seats for both the driver and a special passenger. 

One of the highlights of the auction was a 1999 No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon. This was the final car veteran crew chief Ray Evernham and the four-time champion Gordon worked on together, going to Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway during the Outback Steakhouse 200 NASCAR Xfinity (then Busch) Series race.

Once the car hit the auction block it raised a total of $500,000, with all proceeds going to benefit the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.