LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions has announced that NASCAR star Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s 2018 Daytona 500 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will join the winners circle of items to be sold at the MusiCares Auction, taking place Wednesday, Sept. 9, live in Beverly Hills, Calif., and online.
On Feb. 18, 2018, the Richard Petty Motorsports driver drove this car in his first Daytona 500 and became the highest finishing rookie in their Daytona debut as well as the highest finishing African American driver in the 60-year history of the ‘Great American Race.’ The No. 43 Click n’ Close Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features the chassis, body, and interior of the race car exactly as when the car was rolled-off the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The car joins the previously announced auction lineup of items offered by artists, athletes and entertainers that includes Barbra Streisand, Bill Wyman, Billie Eilish, Billy Gibbons, Blake Shelton, Brandon Flowers, Carlos Santana, Carole King, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, John Stamos, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Patti Smith, Rick Fox, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones, Tony Iommi, Willie Nelson and more in a charity auction to benefit MusiCares, the charitable foundation of the Recording Academy®, to provide aid to artists and music community professionals devastated by the Coronavirus and other needs or services. Half of the car sale’s proceeds will go toward MusiCares and the other half to The Petty Family Foundation, which provides financial support to organizations that serve children and Veterans and is dedicated to driving forward positive change in the North Carolina Piedmont-Triad community.
Today, Wallace is established as one of NASCAR’s top drivers with six series wins and is the first African American driver since Wendell Scott to win a NASCAR national series race in 1963. This historic car is signed by Wallace himself and valued between $40,000-$60,000.
“This very special car and I made history together,” Wallace said. “It was my first Daytona 500 and there was so much hype going into the race. I’m happy that this car will now go towards helping so many others land back on their feet and pursue their dreams like it did for me.”