It was a race that hadn’t happened in more than 40 years and now you can own a part of that history. For the right price that is.
For the first time in 43 years, one of NASCAR’s major touring series took to the dirt track for a race that sold out in a matter of minutes.
When the historic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway came to a close on July 24th, former Champion Austin Dillon stood in Victory Lane with a trophy full of dirt. With his win, Dillon etched his name in history with the likes of the King himself, Richard Petty, the last driver to win a NASCAR sanctioned race on dirt.
Austin Dillon may have mad history on that Wednesday in July, but now you have the opportunity to own a piece of history from that race for yourself.
During the heat races leading up to the feature race, all eyes were on one driver as he tried to battle his way into the field. Norm Benning raced his heart out in the last chance qualifier and secured himself one of the remaining spots in the feature race with the blank-red No.57 truck. Benning raced so hard that his truck was falling apart at the seams at the end of the last chance qualifier.
Teams from across the garage raced over to help Benning and his crew repair his truck in time for the feature race. That very truck, whose side was almost ripped off in competition, is now up for auction on the popular site, eBay.
The race truck, in the same condition as it was at the end of the feature race, was put up on eBay Thursday with a Buy It Now price of $15,000. Currently, the bids sit at $8000 with the reserve not yet met.
Speculation started growing when word of the race truck up for auction hit the media lines. Fellow driver Brendan Gaughan took to Twitter to confirm after talking to Benning that the truck for sale was indeed, his from the race.
Toby Christie from Sicknissified.com was able to reach Benning for comment about why the truck was for sale.
“The truck finished the race pretty much unusable for future events, and with the buzz surrounding the Eldora (Last Chance Qualifying Race),” Benning said. “We decided to throw it up on eBay and see if we couldn’t get a nice down payment on a new truck, it would be much easier to just replace the Eldora truck rather than try and fix it.”
So, if you are a NASCAR History and Memorabilia fanatic and have $15,000 plus lying around, this race truck will be a piece of history that you won’t want to miss out on.
You can find the truck on eBay here.