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Dale Earnhardt

Earnhardt co-holds the record for most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships (seven) with Richard Petty.

  • Inducted: 2010
  • Position:Driver

Vitals

Hometown

Kannapolis, NC

Born

04/29/1951

Died

02/18/2001

PREMIER SERIES STATS

Championships

7 Premier Series
(1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)

Competed

1975-2001

Starts / Wins / Poles

676 / 76 / 22

The Intimidator

In only his second full season, 1980, Earnhardt nabbed his first championship.

Earnhardt won consecutive titles on three separate occasions (1986-1987, 1990-1991 and 1993-1994). Earnhardt’s 76 victories rank seventh all time.

He is the all-time leader in race victories at Daytona International Speedway with 34, though the most prominent of them was a while in the making.

In 1998, Earnhardt won his most coveted race —the Daytona 500. The scene was a memorable one, forever etched in the minds of race fans. As Earnhardt’s black No. 3 rolled down pit road, a Daytona 500 winner at last, every crew member from every team lined up to congratulate one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history.

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