NASCAR: Jeff Gordon’s Original ‘Rainbow Warrior’ Goes Up for Auction

by Keeli Parkey
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In the market for a new car? You could buy a fully-loaded new truck. You could go with a sporty, fast coupe. Or, you could buy Jeff Gordon’s race car.

It’s not just any Jeff Gordon race car that’s up for grabs these days – it’s his Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He drove this car to a NASCAR title in 1997.

Wouldn’t it look great sitting outside your home? As Clint Lamb puts it for OutKick.com: “If you’re trying to impress your neighbors, this one is definitely going to stand out. You won’t even have to pull it out of the driveway.”

Bid on Jeff Gordon’s Winning Race Car

To bid on this piece of NASCAR history, visit Bring a Trailer. According to the website, Gordon drove the care to three wins and seven top-5 finishes during that championship season. The car was used by Hendrick Motorsports for testing in 1999. It was refurbished in 2009 by Rhine Enterprise in Denver, North Carolina. The current seller acquired it after that.

The car is located in Arizona. It has replacement decals, spare racing seat, receipts and photos of its refurbishment, certificates of authenticity from Hendrick Motorsports, and a bill of sale. There are also photographs on the dashboard. Jeff Gordon signed it, as did Ray Evernham, his crew chief for many years.

Also, exterior and interior photos of the car are available on the website. As of 11 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 17), the current bid was $117,000. The auction will end on Jan. 21.

Jeff Gordon had a stellar racing career. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019. According to his page on the Hall of Fame’s website, he sped onto the NASCAR scene during the 1990s. He was the youngest driver to win a premier series title. He was only 24 years old when he won the title in 1995. Three other titles followed in 1997, 1998, and 2001. He won the Brickyard 400 five times, which is a record. He also won the Daytona 500 three times. Jeff Gordon is third all-time in race wins with 93.

Pitbull Now NASCAR Co-Owner

Jeff Gordon’s race car going up for auction isn’t the only major news coming out of NASCAR these days. In addition, Pitbull has entered the world of NASCAR

According to reports, the rapper joined the ownership group of the new Trackhouse Racing Team as of Friday (Jan. 15). The Trackhouse Racing Team is co-owned by Justin Marks. The team will make its debut this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Unsurprisingly, Mr. Worldwide is excited about the future with the Trackhouse Racing Team.

“As soon as I met Justin, (team president) Ty Norris and Daniel, we were on the same page,” Pitbull said in a team release, according to NASCAR.com. “They welcomed me aboard, and now we’re going to show the world NASCAR is not only a sport but it’s a culture.”

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