Dale Earnhardt Daytona 500 Victory
Arguably the most talented driver in the history of NASCAR Cup Series racing, Dale Earnhardt won his seventh series championship in 1994. He is the only driver in NASCAR's history to win the rookie of the year award (1979) and the series championship (1980) in successive seasons.
Earnhardt's hard-driving style earned him 76 series wins, $41,538,362 in career winnings and 25,706 laps led. He is the all-time race winner at Daytona International Speedway, with 29 wins in three different divisions. His emotional 1998 victory in the Daytona 500 came after years of late-race heartbreaks that kept him out of Victory Lane in the season-opening race.
Earnhardt is a five-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association's Driver of the Year award (1980, '87, '90, '94, '86 -- co-winner with Tim Richmond). He is also a two time winner of the American Driver of the Year award (1987, '94). Dale Earnhardt tragically died in a last-lap wreck in the 2001 Daytona 500.
GHOST OF DALE EARNHARDT SEEN AT DAYTONA CRASH.mp4
NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Angry After 2000 Daytona 500
Dale was very angry over NASCAR's rules package for this race and made that
2/23/14 - Daytona - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds off a hard charging Denny Hamlin to win his second
Daytona 500. Junior lead the final 18 laps in Daytona. There was a wreck
on the final lap that lead to Kyle Busch crossing the start/finish line in
reverse. The race saw 42 lead changes and seven cautions.
The Day - Remembering Dale Earnhardt (Full)
The Day: Remembering Dale Earnhardt