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Dale Earnhardt Sr. Has the Second-Most NASCAR Cup Series Wins at Darlington but Not All of Them Came in His Famous No. 3 Chevy

NASCAR legend and Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Sr. had one of the greatest careers in Cup Series history, winning seven points titles, tied for the all-time lead, and 76 races over 27 years, good for eighth on the all-time victories list. Of those 76 wins, nine came at Darlington Raceway, a track where he finished in the top five 19 times and in the top 10 24 times in 44 starts.
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Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon Once Engaged in an Epic Battle at Darlington, Where Both Had Dominating Runs During Their Careers

There are few racers in NASCAR history more successful than Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon. The two combined to win 169 Cup Series races, 11 points titles, and both are members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Of those combined 169 victories, 16 of them came at famed Darlington Raceway, a track both dominated during their respective careers and also a track that served as the setting for an epic showdown between the two legends in 1995.
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Dale Earnhardt Sr. Angered Record Crowd at Bristol on Questionable Last-Lap Move and Showered With Boos

Dale Earnhardt didn’t take “The Intimidator” nickname lightly. He embraced it, and whenever an opportunity presented itself during a NASCAR Cup Series race, he gladly lived up to it, pushing other drivers around as if they were infringing on his turf. During one race at Bristol in 1999, Earnhardt pushed it too far, and even his most loyal supporters let him know about it, voicing their displeasure with a chorus of boos.
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Dale Earnhardt Sr. Once Signed an Unusual Autograph, Which Featured Some High Praise for a NASCAR Rival

Even if you aren’t a big-time motorsports fan, you’re probably pretty familiar with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty. During their time on the NASCAR circuit, both the Intimidator and the King established themselves as talented—not to mention fearless—drivers. On the track, neither man would stand on ceremony at the cost of claiming a checkered flag.
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Dale Earnhardt Sr. Once Shaved His Signature Mustache Trying to ‘Not Drown’ During a Vacation With Michael Waltrip

While it’s unfortunately been quite a while since Dale Earnhardt Sr. hit the NASCAR circuit, no fan will ever forget the racing legend. Beyond his motorsports success, the Intimidator built quite an image over the years: he was a tough, no-nonsense guy who’d stare you down from behind his sunglasses and a bushy mustache. On one occasion, though, he briefly went without any facial hair.
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Dale Earnhardt Sr. Had ‘the Biggest’ Heartbreaking Regret That No Amount of NASCAR Success Could Fix

In the world of motorsports, there are few names bigger than Dale Earnhardt Sr. During his time on the track, the Intimidator built up a reputation as a fearless competitor who was willing to do whatever it took to get the win; after his tragic death, the driver’s place in racing history was, assured, albeit in awful circumstances. Despite that star status, though, things weren’t always perfect behind the scenes.
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Richard Petty’s First Encounter With Dale Earnhardt Sr. Involved a 9-Car Wreck and a Finger-Pointing Confrontation

Over the years, motorsports fans have seen plenty of colorful characters and big-name stars climb behind the wheel of a stock car. While everyone probably has their favorite driver, no one will ever forget the likes of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. If nothing else, the King will never forget his first encounter with the Intimidator.
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On This Day: Dale Earnhardt Sr. dies in Daytona 500 crash

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1841, the first filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It ended March 11. In 1865, after a long Civil War siege, Union naval forces captured Charleston, S.C. In 1930, dwarf planet Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. In 1954,...