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.
Danny Bagwell Flips Violently At Daytona 1999 LIVE
5 laps to go. It's very unclear how Danny got upside down originally but
you can see the destruction as the car just tumbles along. I'm saying he
got loose coming off of turn 4, got sideways and the grip just sent the car
over. It's happened many times.
Dale Earnhardt Rare Interview
NEW ACCOUNT: TwahLah
This was an interview in the pre race show in the 2001 daytona 500. He was
right, not only would we see something we never saw on fox before, but we
would see a 1st time winner, and his death all in the same race. RIP Dale.
Sorry about the quality it was taken from a tape. I decided to put it on
here because Ive never been able to find much of any of the coverage from
that race, and I finally found an old tape with it recorded on it.