26 Facts About Dale Earnhardt

1. Dale Earnhardt has several roads named after him, including a street in his hometown Kannapolis.

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2. Dale Earnhardt finished third after rain caused the race to be cut short.

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3. Dale Earnhardt raced a No 3 sponsored by Wrangler on July 2, 2010, for Richard Childress Racing at Daytona.

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4. Dale Earnhardt collided with Ken Schrader after making small contact with Sterling Marlin and hit the outside wall head-on.

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5. At the Bristol night race, Dale Earnhardt found himself in contention to win his first short track race since Martinsville in 1995.

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6. Dale Earnhardt slipped to 12th in the point standings halfway through the season, and Richard Childress decided to make a crew chief change, taking Mike Skinner's crew chief Kevin Hamlin and putting him with Earnhardt while giving Skinner Larry McReynolds.

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7. Dale Earnhardt made it to the caution-checkered flag before Bobby Labonte.

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8. In 1997, Dale Earnhardt went winless for only the second time in his career.

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9. Dale Earnhardt led for most of the race and looked to have victory in hand, but fatigue took its toll and he ended up sixth behind race winner Geoff Bodine.

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10. Dale Earnhardt won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a win he called the biggest of his career.

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11. Dale Earnhardt won five races in 1995, including his first road course victory at Sears Point.

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12. Dale Earnhardt started off the 1995 season by finishing second in the Daytona 500 to Sterling Marlin.

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13. Dale Earnhardt sealed the deal at Rockingham by winning the race over Rick Mast.

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14. Dale Earnhardt was very consistent, scoring four wins, and after Ernie Irvan was sidelined due to a near-deadly crash at Michigan, won the title by over 400 points over Mark Martin.

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15. In 1994, Dale Earnhardt achieved a feat that he himself had believed to be impossible—he scored his seventh Winston Cup championship, tying Richard Petty.

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16. Dale Earnhardt beat Rusty Wallace for the championship by 80 points.

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17. Dale Earnhardt still made the trip to the annual Awards Banquet with Rusty Wallace but did not have the best seat in the house.

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18. Dale Earnhardt became the first multiple winner of the annual all-star race, The Winston.

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19. Dale Earnhardt won nine races that season and won his fourth Winston Cup title, beating Mark Martin by 26 points.

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20. Dale Earnhardt won three races in 1988, finishing third in the points standings behind Bill Elliott in first and Rusty Wallace in second.

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21. Dale Earnhardt won five races and had 10 top-fives and 16 top-10s.

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22. Dale Earnhardt won at Nashville and at Talladega, finishing eighth in the points standings.

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23. In 1983, Dale Earnhardt rebounded and won his first of 12 Twin 125 Daytona 500 qualifying races.

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24. Dale Earnhardt began his professional career in the Winston Cup in 1975, making his debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina in the longest race on the Cup circuit—the 1975 World 600.

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25. In 1968, at the age of 17, Dale Earnhardt married his first wife, Latane Brown.

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26. Dale Earnhardt had four siblings: two brothers, Danny and Randy; and two sisters, Cathy and Kaye.

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