The 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix die-cast in honor of Richard
Childress’ last car raced. 
 The 1:24
scale is the newest addition to Lionel’s NASCAR Classic series.

We are taking a trip down memory lane with the newest
release in the NASCAR Classics line – Richard Childress’ No.3 Pontiac Grand
Prix.

After all, this was the very last car Childress ever raced,
which alone makes this die-cast a classic.

As an owner, Childress knows the definition of winning.  So far in his career, he has 14 championships
in stock car racing, and he isn’t finished yet. 
As the 2013 season approaches, another championship might well be in his
future.

But before those championships came as an owner, Childress
was just a race car driver from Winston Salem, NC.  In 1981, he drove the No. 3 Pontiac Grand
Prix with no fear at major tracks like Daytona, Martinsville and Talladega. But
with just 10 races left in the season, he got out of the driver’s seat. The
rest, as they say, is history.

Now for the first time, Lionel NASCAR Collectables is proud
to present the die-cast of Childress’ 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix. The 1:24 scale
die-cast features a sleek red-and-white paint scheme, the shadowed No.3 on the
roof, and a host of other authentic details.

This throwback car represents an era of NASCAR – and one of
the iconic personalities that have made the sport what it is today.