Source: Fayetteville Observer

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is doing something he never has before: auctioning off an original Dale Earnhardt, Sr. racecar.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, an “impeccably preserved” Dale Earnhardt race

car is being auctioned off for coronavirus relief efforts. Officials from the Childress office said that the team owner had never sold or given away an original Earnhardt car.

Officials have not yet said which one of the cars is involved in the auction. Childress owns a number of original Earnhardt cars. All of the money raised from the auction of the Earnhardt car and other memorabilia will go to coronavirus relief efforts.

“I’ve grown my personal collection of memorabilia throughout my career in NASCAR and have enjoyed each of these items, 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,” Childress said in a press release. “It’s so special to me to be able to share these exclusive items and give back to America at the same time.”

Read more about the auction and where you can find the items from the Fayetteville Observer.