Rusty Wallace's Ford Fusion Cup car sells for $180K

January 17, 2014, Staff report,

All proceeds from sale going to The NASCAR Foundation

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The auction on Rusty Wallace's impressive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford Fusion car with 900 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque closed on Thursday night.

The car was put up for auction at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector-Car event in Scottsdale, Ariz. with all the proceeds from the sale benefiting The NASCAR Foundation.

The car, which was sold live on FOX Business, went for $180,000 to Ron Pratte, an American businessman and car collector.


Watch as Wallace drives the car up to the auction block.

The two-seater is powered by a 427-cubic-inch big block engine built by Roush Yates Racing Engines, the same manufacturer that builds the Ford Cup Series engines.

Read the car's meaty details located on the auction listing, which can be seen here:

One-of-a-kind Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, personally designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer, Rusty Wallace. The car features a 427cid V8 by famed builder Roush Yates Racing Engines, producing nearly 900 ground-pounding horsepower and 650ft/lbs of torque. Its unique configuration includes dual racing seats, perfect for days at the motorsports country club. This hot rod is dressed in beautiful Planet Color's Barrett-Jackson Cobalt Blue metallic paint with custom silver striping, by Sherwin-Williams. Proceeds from this auction benefit The NASCAR Foundation. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY** **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE NASCAR FOUNDATION** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014**

Wallace was not the only one putting a car up for sale. Sprint Cup Series superstar Kyle Busch is also putting a couple of his cars up for sale in his 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe. Busch's cars are scheduled to sell between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 19 during FOX Sports 1's coverage of the event.

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Kurt Busch tweeted out that he will be at the auction on Saturday as part of his work with the Armed Forces Foundation. Busch will be there with girlfriend and AFF President and Executive Director Patricia Driscoll as the organization is putting up two vintage military vehicles up for auction: a 1959 Cessna L-19E Bird Dog airplane and a 1958 Dodge M37 truck. The military vehicles will be sold as a pair at approximately 3 p.m. ET.

The Barrett-Jackson event will be televised at the following times (all times ET):

Friday, Jan. 17:

2-9 p.m., FOX Sports 1

9 p.m. - 12 a.m., FOX Business

Saturday, Jan. 18:

3-5 p.m., FOX

5 p.m. - 12 a.m., National Geographic

Sunday, Jan. 19:

2-5 p.m., FOX Sports 2

5-7 p.m., FOX Sports 1