The Dale Earnhardt cars that were set for an auction block last week were not what they claimed to be.Late last week, the 20-car “Collection Devoted to Dale Earnhardt” was featured in the Mecum Auctions event in Glendale, Arizona. Three of the cars were marketed as those Earnhardt Sr. himself raced while at Richard Childress Racing. The most notable car was billed as RCR chassis No. 9309, said to be the 1994 entry that Earnhardt drove to the NASCAR Winston Cup championship at Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina — the penultimate race of that season. The cars were met with immediate skepticism from both the Earnhardt family and Richard Childress himself.”I wanna know where they came from? That’s the first thing,” Kelley Earnhardt Miller said about the cars in her “Beyond Racing” program on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio last week. “I’m curious where they came from and if they’re real.”The listing caught Childress by surprise too.”No, I didn’t know they were selling some of them. I thought I had about all of them,” Childress also said on SiriusXM. “There’s a few of the Dale cars out there, I think. I started saving Dale’s cars in the early ’90s.” NASCAR NASCAR… Read full this story
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