Dale Earnhardt's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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Dale Earnhardt


Wave the checkered flag in Victory Lane with Dale!

Dale was an American race car driver in the N.A.S.C.A.R. series. He won seventy-six races (including his only Daytona 500 victory in 1998), and his seven championships are tied for most all-time with Richard Petty. His highly aggressive driving style made him a fan favorite and earned him the nicknames "Ironhead", "Mr. Restrictor Plate", "The Man in Black" and most famously, "The Intimidator."

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  • April 29, 1951: Born in Kannapolis N.C.
  • 1968: Married his first wife at age 17
  • 1975: Began his racing career
  • 1979: Won the Rookie of the Year in N.A.S.C.A.R.
  • 1980: Only driver ever to win the championship after winning the Rookie of the Year the year before
  • 1998: Won the Daytona 500 after 20 years of trying
  • 2001: Died in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500

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