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
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 J ust 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
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.
"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.
Transcript of Eulogy for Dale
Dale becomes part owner of minor league baseball team, the Kannapolis Intimidators.
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
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The Dale Turkey Story Can't you just see him doing this! I can smile about it now.
April 29, 2009 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE!