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.

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The race after Dale Sr. Died, Dale jr won the Pepsi 400 at Daytona





Dale Earnhardt Flips & Wrecks Car Then Gets Back In and Continues Race
During the 1997 Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt gets into the wall, bumps Jeff Gordon and then gets hit by Dale Jarret. He gets sideways as a result and flips the car then gits hit while upside down by Ernie Irvan. Car is a mess. Last thing we see is Dale getting out of the #3 and getting in the ambulance. Come back from commercial and they show a graphic for cars out of the race. Dale is not on the list and the announcer must notice because you just hear a few second of silence. Then next thing we see is Dale back in the car on pit road and him barking out orders to his pit crew. meanwhile, the pit crew is taping parts of the car back on in order to satisfy NASCAR rules. Then we hear Dales explain how he wound up back in the car. Most men would have called it a day after going through such an accident.....Not Dale! What an amazing competitor he was! NASCAR will never be the same!





2001 Daytona 500 Final 3 laps - Dale Earnhardt Fatal Crash
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Daytona 500 (2014) NASCAR 🏁
Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived the longest rain delay in Daytona 500 history and a spate of accidents to score a win at Daytona International Speedway and capture NASCAR's biggest race. Second was Denny Hamlin, followed by Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski. The race was rain delayed for more than 6 hours after heavy thunderstorms and a tornado warning hit the Central Florida area mid-afternoon. Early on, things looked good. Rookie Austin Dillon started from the pole in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, the first appearance for that car number in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race since the death of Dale Earnhardt here in 2001.




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