Dale Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona 500 Crash Car Hood To Be Sold
NASCAR collector Charles Ross has decided to part with his incredible collection of racing memorabilia, and in this video he talks about one of the items being sold.
This could potentially be the "Holy Grail" of all Dale Earnhardt collectibles. This is the ACTUAL hood from Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona 500 "Crash Car" Monte Carlo, which has been PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by Richard Childress and (then) crew chief Larry McReynolds.
The story of Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona "Crash Car" is one that truly personifies who Earnhardt was as a person and a racer: tough and determined. He never gave up - no matter how much the deck was stacked against him.
After running with the leaders the entire race, Earnhardt had maneuvered his way into second place with only ten laps to go. He was racing hard with Jeff Gordon down the back straightaway when Gordon made a move to pass, taking the air off Earnhardt's spoiler. As he did so, Earnhardt got loose and slightly touched the wall. He quickly tried to recover, but Dale Jarrett had run up on him quickly, leaving no downforce on the #3 Monte Carlo's rear end (a slight tap may have been involved), and Earnhardt went into a slide.
At almost 200 mph the car flipped onto its roof and skidded down the track. Amazingly, after contact with another car then the outside wall, the car somehow wound up on its wheels and slid into the infield. Earnhardt was being escorted to the ambulance when he realized that the car could be restarted.
"I looked back over and said, 'Man, the wheels ain't knocked off the car yet,'" Earnhardt said. "So I went back over and told the guy in the car to fire it up. He hit the switch and it fired. I said, 'Give me my car back!'"
With hundreds of thousands of fans going wild, The Intimidator refused medical attention, climbed back into his wounded race car and went on to finish the race five laps down in 31st place.
This hood was displayed at Richard Childress Racing (RCR) before being purchased by private collector Charles Ross. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity from RCR. You've seen the replay of the Crash Car many times on highlight reels and tribute films and now you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to add a piece of this car, one of Earnhardt's most legendary machines, to your own collection!
Ross has partnered with the well-known automobilia auction website GoMotorBids.com to sell his massive array of memorabilia and Diecast collectibles. You can get more information about this item (plus thousands more) by visiting GoMotorBids.com.
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Dale Earnhardt Interview - Post Race 1997 Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt's interview after the wild crash he had in the closing laps.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr ALMS Corvette Crash and Fire Infineon
Dale Earnhardt Jr raced in an American Lemans Series Corvette in 2004 at
Infineon. In practice, he had this scary crash where he suffered only minor
burns. Earnhardt later said he clearly remembers someone pulling him out of
the car (he is obviously dazed after the hit), but in the video, you can
see nobody is there to do that.
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Always a media favorite, in the weeks before the 2001 Daytona 500,
Earnhardt stirred up controversy by skipping the annual fan and media
preview event, drawing criticism from fellow driver Jimmy Spencer.
Despite the early start, Speedweeks was a disappointment for Earnhardt, who
had a long-running tradition of winning at least one race during the
two-week season kick-off. Earnhardt finished second to Tony Stewart in the
Budweiser Shootout. He was also denied victory in the Gatorade Twin 125
qualifying race in which he participated. Earnhardt had won every Twin 125
event he competed in during the 1990s, and was in 3rd place on the final
lap in 2001 when Sterling Marlin pulled off a slingshot pass going down the
Taking it in stride, Earnhardt appeared relaxed and confident in television
interviews on the morning of the 2001 Daytona 500. When the Daytona 500
started, Earnhardt showed early promise, leading the race and running up
front for most of the event.
A multi-car wreck late in the race eliminated several cars in spectacular
fashion. Tony Stewart, who had beaten Earnhardt in the Budweiser Shootout,
found his car tumbling wildly down the backstretch. As it tumbled,
Earnhardt managed to weave his way through wrecked cars and come out
unscathed. The race was stalled to facilitate cleanup of the track, and
when the race resumed, it was Earnhardt and DEI drivers Earnhardt Jr. and
Michael Waltrip who were running up front. As the laps wound down, Waltrip
was leading Earnhardt Jr. and Earnhardt.
On the front stretch coming to 3 laps to go, Sterling Marlin made contact
with Earnhardt's left rear fender. Earnhardt's car wiggled but Dale kept
control and he remained in third position. Marlin was known for having a
fast car throughout the race, and Earnhardt repeatedly blocked his attempts
at passing during the last few laps. With less than two laps remaining,
Darrell Waltrip commented that "Sterling has beat the front end off of that
old Dodge (Marlin's car) trying to get around Dale (Earnhardt)".
Heading into Turn 3 on the last lap, Earnhardt was racing three wide with
Marlin to his left and Schrader to his right. In the corner, Earnhardt's
left rear fender made slight contact with Marlin's front bumper.
Dale Earnhardt's crash in Turn 4 during the 2001 Daytona 500 Earnhardts car
slid off the track's steep banking, onto the flat apron, and then turned
sharply up the track toward the outside retaining wall. As the #3 car came
up the track it collided with the #36 Pontiac driven by Ken Schrader.
Schrader's car hit Earnhardt's car just behind the passenger door, causing
both cars to run nose-first into the wall. Earnhardt's #3 hit at a critical
angle at nearly 150 miles per hour. The right-rear wheel assembly broke off
the car on impact. The hood pins severed and the hood flapped open,
slamming against the windshield as the car slid slowly down the track. To
most observers, the crash looked minor, and certainly not as dramatic as
his famous 1996 wreck at Talladega, when Earnhardt's car was pelted several
times in the roof and windshield as it rolled across the track.
While Michael Waltrip raced toward the checkered flag to claim his first
victory, with Earnhardt Jr. close behind, the cars of Earnhardt and
Schrader slid off the track's asphalt banking toward the infield grass just
inside of turn four. After climbing from his car, Schrader peered into
Earnhardt's car, only to jump back and signal for EMTs. As medical crews
converged upon the crash scene, NASCAR on FOX reporter Jeanne Zelasko asked
Schrader about Earnhardt's condition. "I'm not a doctor, but I got the heck
out of the way as soon as they got there," Schrader said solemnly.
Earnhardt was taken to Halifax Medical Center by ambulance after being
removed from his car. Hours later, at a press conference, NASCAR President
Mike Helton made the formal announcement to the world saying, "Undoubtedly
this is one of the toughest announcements I've personally had to make.
After the accident in Turn 4 at the end of the Daytona 500, we've lost Dale
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1993 Daytona 500 - PART 16/21 (Petty/Hillin Crash)
After going back green from the Irvan crash things are getting a bit heated
and eventually #3 Dale Earnhardt makes contact with 1992 Indy 500 Champ #46
Al Unser Jr which causes him to spin right into the path of #90 Bobby
Hillin Jr. The two cars spins through the grass and eventually Hillin's
car comes right into the path of #42 Kyle Petty and he too is collected,
after wards the two drivers exchange words.
February 14th 1993
Dale Earnhardt Junior win at Daytona in Number 3
Dale Earnhardt Junior won at Daytona in the Number 3 car! That is NOT news
But... what the Announcer says at 47 seconds in this clip IS NEWS !!!
On your side review of Dale Junior's 210 Season so far --
On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Earnhardt, Jr. qualified second overall for
the 52nd 2010 Daytona 500 after losing the pole position to teammate Mark
Martin. He started 1st in the Gatorade Duel #2 on Thursday, February 11,
2010. He finished 11th in the 2010 Budweiser Shootout after struggling with
an ill-handling car for most of the race.
On February 13, 2010 while running in the front of the pack at the Daytona
Nationwide Series race, Earnhardt, Jr. was caught up in a multi-car wreck,
causing his car to flip upside down on the backstretch. He walked away from
the wreck uninjured. His driver Danica Patrick was caught up in another
wreck before Earnhardt flipped. With 2 laps to go in the Daytona 500 the
following day, Earnhardt, Jr. was able to go from 10th to 2nd in 1 lap but
could not pass winner Jamie McMurray, and finished in second place. He was
unable to follow up on this strong performance the following week in
California when a broken axle left him with a 32nd-place finish, 12 laps
down. The next weekend in Las Vegas he qualified 4th for the Shelby
American, however after falling a lap down late in the race he could only
settle for a 16th place finish. Following another poor finish at Atlanta
settling for a 15th place finish. The next weekend at Bristol Dale Jr.
started 18th. He slowly made his way up the pace to 5th. Then a speeding
penalty on pit road sent him to the tail end of the longest line. He
charged his way up the pack to settle for a 7th place finish. He later
qualified 8th at Martinsville after qualifying was rained out. After facing
some handling problems, he ended up with a 15th place finish. Dale
Earnhardt, Jr. qualified 5th for the Subway Fresh Fit 600. Early in the
race, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had a splitter brace issue, that sent him to
mid-pack. He later finished 12th. After qualifying 9th in the Samsung
Mobile 500, Dale Jr. had a strong car for most of the race, and led 46
laps. However, the 88 slipped back from 3rd to finish 8th on the last
restart, after facing a handling issue, and later moved up to 7th in the
Sprint Cup points standings. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was determined to get a
good finish at Talladega, and started 7th due to severe weather. Dale Jr.
made his presence known by running up front in the early stages of the
race, even leading 8 laps. Due to multiple green/white/checker attempts,
Dale Jr. slipped back on the final restart and finished 13th. Following
this, Earnhardt, Jr. qualified 25th for the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond.
During the race, Earnhardt, Jr. cut a tire after contact with Paul Menard
and Bobby Labonte. Earnhardt never recovered and finished 32nd three laps
down, and fell to 13th in the Sprint Cup standings. Dale Jr. didn't have
high hopes at Darlington the next week, stating that it would one day cause
him to quit racing in NASCAR. Dale Jr. qualified 19th, and although running
as high as 5th, Earnhardt, Jr. faced an ill-handling condition, causing him
to finish 18th, but move back up into the top 12 in points. On Friday
3-5-10, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta
Motorspeedway and now holds the record for fastest recorded qualifying time
of 28.76 in a Car of Tomorrow at 192.8 mph (310.3 km/h). On Sunday, 3-7-10,
he ended up with a 15th place finish after tire issues and other mishaps.
On July 2nd, 2010, Dale raced the #3 blue and yellow Wrangler Chevrolet
(painted to pay tribute to his father and fans) and drove it to victory
lane in the Nationwide Series Subway Jalepeño 250 at Daytona. The next day
on July 3rd in the Coke Zero 400 Dale finished in 4th place, improving his
position in the point standings from 13th to 11th.
Mustang and Classic Ford Diecast Collectibles Featured in Auction
Holy cow - a Ford and Mustang collection has come in that
our marketing director won't completely pillage! GoMotorBids recently
acquired this large private collection of 1/18th scale diecast collectibles
from a fellow who was a true blue oval fan. He had Mustangs from every generation,
Fairlanes, Thunderbolts, Shelby Mustangs, Cobras, and a bunch more.
All of them are still sealed inside their original factory packages, and
most are long out of production. They start going up for bid on the
GoMotorBids virtual auction block on March 17, 2012 - so be sure to get on
1971 Pontiac Lemans Drag Race Car FOR SALE
Call or text Steven at 713-314-6807. The car has a brand new (no passes on
the motor) Scott Shafiroff 540 Sportsman. The motor is new, not a rebuilt
motor. My father had purchased everything new for this drag car, completed
the build, and passed away before he had a chance to race it. He also had
two other race cars he raced while building this one. He was very
passionate about drag racng.
Scott Shafiroff 540 cubic inch motor
Dart Big "M" 9.8" Low Deck Block w/4 Bolt Splayed Caps Eagle 4340 4.250"
Stroke Steel Crank
Eagle 4340 6.535" H-Beam 3D Steel Rods
Clevite 77 "H" Series Main & Rod Bearings
Wiseco 14-1 Pro Series Forged Pistons
Total Seal Plasma Moly Ring Set
SSRE Custom Grind Steel Billet Roller Cam
Comp Cams Heavy Duty Solid Roller Lifters
Cloyes Billet True Roller Timing Set w/Torrington Bearing
Dart Pro 1 345 Alum Heads w/CNC Ported Chambers
Manley Nextek® 1.640" Roller Springs
Titanium Retainers & 10° Locks
ARP Head Stud Kit w/Parallel Ground Washers
Pro Series "Wide Body" 1.7 Aluminum Roller Rockers
FelPro HP Head Gaskets w/Pre-Flattened Steel Wire
Merlin X "New Design" Dominator Intake Manifold
SSRE/Moroso Custom Stroker Oil Pan w/Windage Tray
Moroso Race Prepped Oil Pump w/Tig-Welded HD Pickup
GM Performance Chrome Front Cover w/Billet Pointer
SFI Approved Harmonic Balancer
Complete Assembly Internally Balanced
Tested & Tuned
King Demon Carburetor 1190cfm 4 barrel
Runs on C14 fuel
Cam 785 Lift
875 horsepower at
7000 rpm on an engine Dyno
Push button start
Full Roll Cage
New rims (Center line) and tires- Goodyear, tubbed out for 16' slicks
turbo 400 transmission
Passenger and driver side racing seats
Lexan side glass, glass front and rear windshield
Color is white with purple pearl accent
4 link suspension
Lemons Headers, Ceramic Coated
Fiberglass hood and scoop