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Gordon, Evernham auction car for a cause

Gordon, Evernham auction car for a cause

CONCORD, N.C. -- A piece of history will be auctioned off next week, all for a great cause.

On Jan. 16, Jeff Gordon and former crew chief Ray Evernham will auction off their final race-winning car at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona.

The proceeds will benefit the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.

"I've had the pleasure of being associated with past charitable cars that have been auctioned at Barrett-Jackson, and I can't wait to be there next week when this car is on the block," Gordon said.

The 1999 No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo won the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

It was as part of Gordon/Evernham Motorsports, which the duo formed in 1999 to compete in six NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Gordon drove with Evernham as his crew chief.

"It was fun to create a new team with Ray and forge a stronger relationship with Pepsi," said Gordon. "It was cool to work with Ray in that capacity, and that car was so memorable. And to think that was our final race win together."

Evernham's AmeriCarna on Velocity will feature the restoration and sale of the car in an upcoming episode.

"The heart of AmeriCarna is uncovering long-lost four-wheeled treasures that played a large part in a person's past," Evernham said. "The No. 24 car has been an unmistakable artifact of my career and holds a unique spot in NASCAR history. Reviving the car's championship glory with my long-time friend has been a labor of love."

The car, lot No. 3007, is scheduled to be auctioned at 7 p.m. local time.

"We're proud to revisit its history in an upcoming episode of AmeriCarna," Evernham said, "and I'm looking forward to being a part of this great event when we auction the car to benefit Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation."