Lot #684 - Defining an era, this original Hendrick Motorsports chassis #43, car #2418, nicknamed "Butthead", raced in 19 races during Jeff's glory years from 1995-1999, where he won 3 of his 4 championships and a record 40 races. Butthead won an incredible 7 races, and had an amazing 15 top 5's and 17 top 10's, and sat on pole 3 times. (only 2 finishes outside the top 10, it was dominating races before being wrecked and Bristol and had an engine failure at Rockingham, remove those races and u get an unreal avg. finish of 2.6 in 17 races.) Victories include Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond 3/96-Food City 500 at Bristol 4/97, famous bump and run on Rusty Wallace on last lap-Food City 500 at Bristol 3/98, record 4th straight Bristol win-Pennsylvania 500@Pocono 7/98-Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington 9/98, NO BULL MILLION win and record 4th straight southern 500- season sweep of Rockingham races at the Goodwrench Service Plus 400 2/98- AC Delco 400 11/98 -clinched the 1998 Winston Cup. Poles include Martinsville 9/95, Pocono 6/98, Darlington 3/99. Butthead finished 2nd 4 times and sat on 7 outside poles, giving it 10 front row starts and 11 1st or 2nds in 19 races. During Jeff's greatest year, his record breaking championship season in 1998, Butthead was the workhorse, starting in 9 races with an astounding 5 wins, 3 2nds and 1 3rd. The provenance of this car is as impressive as its race history. Original and complete with 18 degree race motor rebuilt from original race used Hendrick parts. Includes original parts to transform trim from short, to intermediate, or superspeedway. Race used car cover. Original black book for car#2418, which includes chassis set up and build sheets, repair orders and mileage documentation. Butthead carries a Hendrick Motorsports, DuPont Team 24, Certificate of Authenticity as a complete car, signed by Brian Whitesell, team manager and one time interim crew chief for Jeff. Beautifully autographed by Jeff Gordon on the hood and inside dash panel, and the pens he signed with are included. Extensive race photos and tv broadcasts are included. Only 1 Gordon car has more total races(22) and wins (11), the "Blacker" car #2411, and Jeff owns it, but Butthead's top 5 and top 10% are unrivaled. Butthead is a Blacker clone, whose building was overseen by legendary crew chief Ray Evernham. This museum quality race car defines The Jeff Gordon Championship Era in Nascar History, where Rick Hendrick, Ray Evernham and Jeff Gordon combined to win 3 championships and a record 40 races in just 4 years. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
**SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE**