Dale Earnhardt's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas


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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