CONCORD, N.C. – Right now, you could own a piece of history from Chase Elliott’s first career NASCAR Cup Series win – and it’s all for a good cause.
Elliott was one of 36 competitors – including his Hendrick Motorsports teammates – who wore Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s signature skeleton gloves for the race weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Now, those gloves have been autographed by the driver who wore them – and Earnhardt himself – and they are currently up for auction at the NASCAR Foundation site. Each pair comes with a certificate of authenticity from JR Motorsports.
The “Driven to Give Gloves” program proceeds benefit the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which supports the courageous patients and their families in the areas of pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention.
“We’ve done a lot with the ‘Gloves’ program through the years at The Dale Jr. Foundation, but this year we wanted to open it up to more people,” Earnhardt said. “To have 32 of my former competitors and all four of our JR Motorsports’ drivers sign on to this to help the Nationwide Children’s Hospital continue the life-saving work they do there is impressive, and I can’t thank them all enough. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a huge part of the work we do at the foundation.”
Over the past two seasons, the “Driven to Give Gloves” program has raised more than $100,000 for the hospital.
William Byron opted for yellow gloves, Elliott and Alex Bowman wore blue gloves and Jimmie Johnson donned a white-and-black look.
To check out the auction and bid on your favorite driver’s gloves, click here. The auction ends Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 9 p.m. ET.