Three-Time Race-Winning Car Goes on the Block for Fans
DAVIE, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2007) – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) announced that Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has donated a No. 20 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event. The event takes place Jan. 12-20 in Scottsdale, Ariz., with this car on the block Jan. 18, as Lot #1012.
In years past, the Scottsdale auction has contributed record-breaking funds to the Foundation. DGF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing paralysis when possible, providing support for individuals living with paralysis, and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis. The Foundation is an official charity of Barrett-Jackson.
“We are deeply grateful to Joe Gibbs Racing and team president J.D. Gibbs and Tony Stewart for providing this exciting car for bid, and of course, consistently appreciative for the support we receive from Barrett-Jackson and their assistance in raising funds to continue our mission,” said DGF president Darrell Gwynn. “This is always an outstanding event with generosity in large supply, and we are honored to be a part of it.”
The car donated by JGR is Chassis No. 120. In 14 career starts during a one-year span that began Sept. 3, 2006 at California Speedway in Fontana and ended Sept. 2, 2007 at the very same track, Chassis No. 120 won three races (Kansas on Oct. 1, 2006; Atlanta on Oct. 29, 2006; and Texas on Nov. 5, 2006), led 650 laps, scored six Top Five and 10 Top Ten finishes, logged an average finish of eighth, and completed all but three of the 3,915 laps available.
Stewart is a board member of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and he will be present at the auction. The event will also feature a wheelchair presentation to an Arizona individual in need of a new wheelchair. DGF donates wheelchairs to children and young adults across the country to provide them with the mobility necessary to live independent lives.
About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Event” in Scottsdale and has expanded to other venues, including Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
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