The legendary Dale Earnhardt made the number 3 famous in NASCAR. When Earnhardt died in 2001, the 3 basically died with him. But it was never retired, and next year it returns to the Sprint Cup Series with Austin Dillon at the wheel.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.'s death at the Daytona 500 in 2001 marked the last time the iconic number 3 appeared on a race car at NASCAR's top level. Next year, Austin Dillon will be moving up to Sprint Cup, and the number 3 will almost definitely come with him.
In all his years racing, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won at Daytona International Speedway 34 times. He only won the biggest race at the track, the Daytona 500, once. But the celebration for that win rivaled the joy that is seen when a new Pope takes the helm of the Catholic Church.
Dale Earnhardt won his 6th Winston Cup Championship in 1993, and to acknowledge that feat his Newton, NC-based Chevy dealership produced 25 custom Lumina Z34s. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is one of the 12 of those to go the full Dale, but will you be intimidated by its price?
For $80,000, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet will build you its new series car, the Camaro Intimidator, with 704 hp and 695 lb/ft at 11psi of supercharged boost. Intimidation, thy name is spending eighty grand on a Camaro.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it'd be nifty if Michael Schumacher turned a few laps in Nascar: "We'd all really be thrilled to see it. Whether you thought it was great or right or wrong, we'd all be watching.'' H/t Swine!
Last month we told you about the North Carolina man who, on a whim, sold the hearse used for Dale Earnhardt's funeral over Craigslist for $8,800. The new owner has it on eBay for a slight markup: $1.5 million.
During Sunday's Daytona 500, an ad appeared on Craigslist to sell the Lincoln hearse that carried NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. body during his funeral for $8,800. It sold. Now, the seller tells us exclusively he now regrets it.
This Canadian tailgate mural of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. next to a wolf howling at the moon is both incredibly tacky and also completely appropriate.
While yesterday gave us our first look at the un-camouflaged new Chevy Camaro, who knew CNBC's Phil LeBeau had a scoop that'd put our blow-the-top-off coverage of Chevy's new muscle car to shame with the mullet-wearing demographic? He's got NASCAR star-of-stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ripping the new 2010 Chevy Camaro…
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• Dale Jr.'s flyin' the black flag this upcoming week at Talladega for Dale Sr. We're totally wellin'. […