The Richard Childress Racing #3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Earnhardt's youngest child Taylor will drive the car in demonstration runs during the three-day festival in what will be her inaugural turn behind the wheel of a stock car. She will be accompanied on the trip by mother Teresa, the president and CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc.
“I was honoured to be asked by Lord March to have one of legendary RCR black #3 Chevrolets participate in this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “This is a great opportunity to promote the legacy of Dale Earnhardt not only in the United States but throughout the world. I also think it's great that Taylor will have the opportunity to drive the car her father made so famous.”
Earnhardt drove the Goodwood-bound #3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet to victory in the 2000 Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. It has been on permanent display at the RCR Museum since its grand opening in May 2003.
“It is truly an honour to have Dale Earnhardt, Inc. included in this prestigious event,” said Teresa Earnhardt. “To see this winning Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet among the legendary race cars from past and present will be remarkable. To have Taylor honour her father's legacy behind the wheel of this special race car will make this a memorable event for our organisation.”
Taylor Earnhardt seconded her mother's emotions about the historic event.
“It's quite an honour to be a part of an event like this and all of the history and nostalgia associated with the Goodwood Festival; it's very, very exciting,” said Taylor Earnhardt. “I've already spent some time in the car getting used to it, and I'm looking forward to the demonstration run. Hopefully, the fans in the United States and around the world will enjoy seeing one of my father's winning cars participate in this awesome event.”