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.
Dale Earnhardt Interview - Post Race 1997 Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt's interview after the wild crash he had in the closing laps.
The actual hood off of this car was sold at auction on the GoMotorBids
website (see our youtube channel for the video featuring just the hood). If
you're an Earnhardt fan or collector, be sure to check GoMotorBids for some
of the most unique and sought after Dale Earnhardt collectibles and
memorabilia available. Plus lots of great deals on diecast cars and other
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.
Dale Earnhardt Jr Emotional 2001 Commercial
Published right after the 2001 Daytona 500 , Dale Earnhardt Jr and the Bud
- squad decided to place a very inspirational tribute commercial out for
the legend that will never be passed.
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
Dale's Crash part 2, including onboard camera view
Dale's last ride, including the onboard camera view, which I believe is not
shown anymore. Unfortunately, since there has been so much childish
bickering, swearing and name calling, I've disabled the ability to leave
comments, which is not something I like to do.
2009 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Richmond Car Start Up
Dale Earnhardt Jr's Car was at Our Calvert Career Center with the National
Guard. This is the very car that Dale will be racing with at Richmond. The
video doesn't really give the same level of power in the sound but still
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.
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.
NASCAR Collector Sells Rare Dale Earnhardt Uniform
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 GM Goodwrench Plus uniform was worn by the legendary Earnhardt at the
Rockingham race as well as in a special public service commercial that he
filmed for the North Carolina highway patrol. The commercial capitalized on
a bit of irony, as it was to bring awareness to the dangers of aggressive
driving. Shortly after filming ended, Earnhardt personally autographed the
uniform and donated it to a charity auction.
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.