Dale's Tribute Page
On this page I am remembering  happy things Dale accomplished.
1987 Dale And Teresa in Dale's Wrangler days. 
1979 Firecracker 400--Dale finishes second
1982 Dale, Jr and Kelly
1994 Dale's Seventh Championship Although he came close in 2000, the eighth championship eluded him.
Dale and Mike Skinner 1995--These teammates look like two little boys planning something naughty!!
Dale and Davey Allison, another favorite who is no longer with us.
Dale And Tim Richmond in a  happy time, Tim no longer with us either.

A Hero Remembered

It seems so hard to find the words, to express what I feel
I wrestle with emotions, that time doesn't seem to heal
In my mind I still see him, tearing around the track
With every fan on his feet, amazed by the Man in Black
Joking with the media, when his mood was good,
But even when he wasn't, you knew where he stood
Someone I never even met, affected my life so much
More *Inspiration* than Intimidation was the magic touch
He rose above the odds, and met his destiny
To become the greatest driver, in the Black #3
He added a spark to my life, each raceday in my home
The friends I've met because of him, the truest I've ever known
So many things he did, that we never knew about
Things done from the heart, just to help someone out
He didn't need or want the praise, that's why we never knew
Just another reason why, he's a hero to me and you
The Intimidator, Man in Black, but his heart was made of gold
God created Dale, and then he broke the mold
When we remember heroes, he will be one
The man who holds our hearts, Nascar's Golden Son
Never to be forgotten, as the days go by
Some of the pain will heal, but his memeory will never die
The world is a better place , just for knowing him
And I'm sure that Heaven brightened, when he entered in

Always and Forever ...Our HERO
Barb Kerr 05/27/01

Dale kicking back and fishing, a thing he loved to do and he always wanted to catch the biggest fish.
Three generations of Earnhardt drivers, Kelly has driven and beaten Jr; not shown, Kerry Earnhardt also has driven in all three series, Arca, Busch and Winston Cup
Dale's famous black # 3
From a young man working in a cotton mill and called Cottonhead, Dale shown  here in 2000 meeting presidential candidate, George Bush.
Dale and both sons, still to come, pictures of Kelly and Taylor.
Dale finally wins Daytona in 1998 after so many heartbreaking tries. A very emotional day for him and fans alike.  Every crew member from all teams congratulate him.
Dale celebrating in Daytona  in 1998 after his win.
Dale and Jr race side by side.
Dale's hauler in 2000
"We've lost Dale Earnhardt", Mike Helton
Through Dale Jr's Eyes

The following column originally was published Oct. 18, 2000. written by Dale Jr

I know a man whose hands are so callused that gloves aren't necessary.
Once, while cutting down a tree, he cut the back of his hand to the bone
with a chainsaw. He didn't even stop to look until the job was done.
I've seen him get thrown from a tractor. The tractor, as large as a
small home, was flipped by the trunk of a stubborn oak tree. His first
thought was not fear, but how quickly he could get the tractor back on
its tracks to complete the task. He has suffered broken bones and never
had one complaint. Not to anyone, not even to himself.

This man could lead the world's finest army. He has wisdom that knows no
bounds. No fire could burn his character, no stone could break it. He
maintains a private existence. One that shelters his most coveted
thoughts from the world.
His upbringing was no controlled creation. His hard-working family was
like many from that era. He gained his knowledge in hard dirt and
second-hand tools, from his toys as a child to the trucks he drove in
his 20s. From that natural upbringing, he has an incredible sense of
good and bad. He sees it before it sees him, in people, in anything
imaginable. Where did he learn this? How does he know so many things?
I've seen this man create many things. With no blueprints, he has carved
and produced wonders upon wonders. His resume shows he has created major
companies. He has hammered out deal upon deal -- always being as fair as
God would have it. He has taken land with thick shrub and deep valleys
and molded them into a frontier fit for heaven. He has built homes that
kings couldn't fathom.
Solving problems is as easy as breathing for him. They are thrown his
way like the morning paper. People surround him daily, wanting
solutions. He hands them out with pride and passion. Each solution is a
battle won. He calculates his every action, demanding the same from
everyone else. He is honest in letting you know your end of the bargain.
His friendship is the greatest gift you could ever obtain. Out of all
his attributes, it is the most impressive. He trusts only a few with
this gift. If you ever break that trust - it is over. He accepts few
apologies. Many have crossed him and they leave with only regret for
their actions. In every result, he stands as an example of what hard
work and dedication will achieve. Even his enemies know this.
I have had the pleasure of joining him on the battlefield. I have experienced his intimidating wrath. That may sound strong, but I know
what I am talking about. He roams like a lion, king of his jungle. His jungle is his and his alone.
Every step he takes has purpose. Every walk has reason.
He praises God, loves his family, enjoys his friends.
I wonder what his future holds. He has so much to be proud of. To this point, he's only barely satisfied. His eyes see much more than my imagination could produce. He is Dale Earnhardt.
Dad, the world's finest army awaits.


Dale's first  car in pink
http://espn.go.com/classic/s/2001/0222/1101866.html
Transcript of Eulogy for Dale
Dale becomes part owner of minor league baseball team, the Kannapolis Intimidators.
Back to Front
We'll miss you, Dale
A touching tribute to Dale in happier times. by Dale Jr.
November 31, 2001, Dale wins most popular driver at a very emotional Winston Cup Banquet with Teresa accepting. She was so brave  and beautiful!! He also won the Meyers Brothers award which Jr accepted for him

http://www.nascar.com
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE!