The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that Bubba Wallace piloted to a second-place finish in the 2018 Daytona 500 will be auctioned off at the upcoming MusiCares Auction in Beverly Hills this September.
Wallace drove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Camaro ZL1 in his first-ever Daytona 500 – a race in which he finished second and became the highest-finishing rookie for a Daytona debut in the race’s history. The result also made Wallace the
highest finishing African-American driver in Daytona 500 history.
The car has been left untouched since that night in February two years ago, featuring the same chassis, body and interior as the day it rolled off the trailer at Daytona International Speedway. It even still has the body damage that Wallace incurred throughout the race, which was won in dramatic fashion by the No. 3 Camaro ZL1 of Austin Dillon. The car, which has also been signed Wallace himself, is expected to fetch between $40,000 – $60,000 when it crossed the auction block later this year.
“This very special car and I made history together,” Wallace said. “It was my first Daytona 500 and there was so much hype going into the race. I’m happy that this car will now go towards helping so many others land back on their feet and pursue their dreams like it did for me.”
Half of the proceeds from this sale will benefit MusiCares – a charity dedicated to helping those within the music industry address financial, medical, and personal health issues. The other half will benefit The Petty Family Foundation, which provides financial support to organizations that serve children and Veterans with a particular focus on the North Carolina Piedmont-Triad community.
The MusiCares Auction, which in addition to the Bubba Wallace Camaro will also feature donated items from celebrities such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand and Willie Nelson, will be held on September 9th, 2020 in Beverly Hills.