Earnhardt, Dale

Earnhardt, Dale

(Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr.) (ûrn`härt), 1951–2001, American auto racing driver widely regarded as stock car racing's greatest star, b. Kannapolis, N.C. The 1979 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Rookie of the Year, he became, initially in rivalry with Richard PettyPetty, Richard,
1937–, American auto racing driver, b. Level Cross, N.C. The son of Lee Petty, a champion stock car race driver, he won a record 200 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing races, among them a record seven Daytona 500s, in his 35-year career
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, one of the dominant U.S. drivers. Earnhardt won seven Winston Cup (now the Sprint Cup) championships and a total of 76 races. "The Intimidator" was especially successful at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but did not win his first Daytona 500 until 1998. Also nicknamed "Ironhead," Earnhardt died in a crash on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona race. His son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1974–, is also a race-car driver, and has won 20 Sprint Cup races, including two Daytona 500s.

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See biography by L. Montville (2001).

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This biography of three generations of racing giants--Ralph Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jeff Gordon leads the way with five victories, Rusty Wallace has three, and Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett and Sterling Marlin have two apiece.
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Narrated by Paul Newman, DALE is the first documentary on the late driver that has been given the full support of Teresa Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt's widow and executor of his estate; as well as Richard Childress, founder of Richard Childress Racing and owner of Earnhardt's famed No.
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