If people vote with their wallets then Jeff Gordon is more popular than Tony Stewart – at least according to the dollar values that cars driven by the two NASCAR racers fetched at the Barrett-Jackson auction.
Coming in at $181,500 was the 2007 Home Depot Monte Carlo that Tony Stewart won three races in, including the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct 1, 2006, the Bass Pro Shop 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 29, 2006, and the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2006.
Trumping Stewart was none other than Jeff Gordon who’s #24 2006 Monte Carlo fetched an astounding $550,000 – despite winning just two races. Gordon topped the podium at the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19, 2006 and the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on October 13, 2007.
To be fair, the car also ran 14 times during that season with four top-five finishes and five top ten finishes.
Part of the Jeff Gordon allure may be that the car came with a “certified” Jeff Gordon winning SB2 358cid V8 race engine, along with extensive documentation, certificates of authenticity and even race day photos and videos.
All proceeds from both cars were donated to charities with Stewart’s car helping the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Gordon’s car helping the Hendrick Marrow Program.