Gordon, Harvick, Bayne top Lionel NASCAR Collectibles for 2011

This race used version of Trevor Bayne's Daytona 500
winning car (pictured in copper version) is a great collector.
Fresh-faced Trevor Bayne put the Wood Brothers' No. 21 Ford back in victory lane with his amazing win in the 2011 Daytona 500, and he vaulted that classic Ford Motorcraft David Pearson-Retro design to third place in Lionel NASCAR Collectables' top 10 list released Monday.

Jeff Gordon's No. 24 AARP/Drive to End  Hunger Chevrolet design topped the list of best-selling NASCAR collectibles for 2011, followed by Kevin Harvick's No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet.

But wait...isn't Dale Earnhardt Jr. supposed to be the king of collectibles? Never fear, Jr. is well-represented in the top 10 with three versions of his No. 88 Chevrolet: Amp Energy, National Guard, and Dale Jr. Foundation/Vh1 Save the Music Chevrolet.

Tony Stewart's march through the Chase likely helped him clinch two spots in the top 10 while Harvick's military tribute theme garnered him a second slot on the list.

And the Intimidator proved he's still a fan favorite. The No. 96 Dale Earnhardt Cardinal Tractor Ford, introduced this July with the debut of the company’s NASCAR Classics line of historical die-casts which have never before been made, was sixth.

This Dale Earnhardt Sr. Cardinal Tractor diecast ranks in at No. 6
on the Lionel list of top-sellers for 2011.
For more details, including a slideshow with the story behind each car, visit www.lionelnascar.com/top10

The top 10 list in order of sales:
  1. Jeff Gordon No. 24 AARP/Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
  2. Kevin Harvick No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
  3. Trevor Bayne No. 21 Motorcraft Daytona Win Ford
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 Amp Energy Chevrolet
  5. Tony Stewart No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet
  6. Dale Earnhardt No. 96 Cardinal Tractor Ford
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 National Guard Heritage Chevrolet
  8. Tony Stewart No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 Dale Jr. Foundation/VH1 Save the Music Chevrolet
  10. Kevin Harvick No. 29 Budweiser Military Tribute Chevrolet 

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Gordon, Harvick, Bayne top Lionel NASCAR Collectibles for 2011 Gordon, Harvick, Bayne top Lionel NASCAR Collectibles for 2011 Reviewed by Janine Cloud on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Rating: 5