Dale Earnhardt the man the myth the legend shirt is available. Dale Earnhardt Sr. may not have been known as the King of NASCAR but he would collect 7 championships, 4 Iroc series championships and 76 victory flags in the 25 years he raced. You either loved him or hated him but either way you watched him on the track. I was lucky enough to be there in 1998 when he won the Daytona 500. His loss in 2001 changed NASCAR. Today safety is taken seriously and since he died NASCAR has not lost a single driver except in their modified series. The myth was that he was so good at restrictor plate tracks because “he could see the air”. Mythology challenge.. June 26.
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OMG this is my all time favorite rock of your’s he is my favorite driver of all the ones growing up as a kid me and my dad would watch him race together at Riverside International speedway out in California and also at Ontario you did and outstanding Job…Love it #3 DaleSr. RIP… Daniel R Blankenship I give you 2 thumbs up for this rocks I remember the day this happened and I still have the news paper article and to this day he will always be my fav. thanks for this awesome memory.
Sean Its the 60th running of the Daytona 500 today. Exactly 17 years ago today 2001, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, The Intimidator, was killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt the man the myth the legend. He died instantly, though he was rushed to a Daytona hospital, and it was shocking news announced less than 2 hours later. My dear pal Cris Winter called me in tears, we didn’t know. Dale Earnhardt’s death was front page, top headline the next morning in the PG. “Earnhardt Sr. Killed At Daytona.”
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There is more to his death than NASCAR will ever release to public. I heard he had a habit of taking off his harness before race was over because he felt it was uncomfortable. I’m sure it was that day, especially since he was already injured before hand with broken ribs. Sean John It might have been Daryl Waltrip in the booth who kept saying, “This isn’t good, something has gone very wrong”. I remember this like it was yesterday. I’ve been a stock car fan since the days of the old Heidelberg and South Park tracks back in the mid-60’s. Good times, great memories.
Sad he might have known it. But didn’t live to see the car he owned cross the finish line first … If any of you watched the IROC Race the week before .Same kind of senerio. He was hit and drove down toward infield but keep control and brought it back on the track. Great Save. Know doubt in my mind he was trying to do the same to save the car but got hit and turned straight into the wall. The fact he was Dale Earnhardt Superman. Kinda did him in. Anyone else would have just slid down the infield. Racing is not the same.