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RCR auction features Bowyer's Daytona wreck

December 05, 2011, Mark Aumann,

When it comes to finding an unusual Christmas gift for the discriminating NASCAR fan on your shopping list, what about the car that Clint Bowyer flipped on the last lap of the 2007 Daytona 500?

On Tuesday morning at its Welcome, N.C., shop, Richard Childress Racing will be auctioning off Bowyer's wreck -- along with items ranging from pole- and race-winning banners up to and including racing chassis and a transporter. Most of the items are new or slightly used surplus racing parts that RCR doesn't need or can't use anymore, but may find a good home somewhere else.

In addition to what's left of Bowyer's 2007 Daytona 500 ride, the RCR auction features several race-ready Cup chassis formerly driven by Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Robby Gordon, plus race-ready vehicles that meet ARCA and late model stock car specifications. The team is also auctioning off three Chevrolet crew cab dual-wheeled pickups and three show car haulers.

The auction is being conducted by Iron Horse Auction Company of Rockingham, with live and Internet bidding beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Registration at the team's shop begins at 8 a.m. ET. Iron Horse has extensive experience in NASCAR-related equipment auctions over the past three decades, having held similar events for such teams as DiGard, Blue Max, Black Diamond and Holman Moody.