Dale Earnhardt was born on this day 1951. Dale Earnhardt is probably the greatest driver in NASCAR history. He is tied with King Richard Petty with 7 NASCAR championships. I know Petty has 200 career wins to Earnhardt’s 76 but I think due to the competition he faced Earnhardt was the best.
Dale Earnhardt was killed in 2001 during the final lap of the Daytona 500. Earnhardt was one of those drivers you either loved or hated, there was no in between. His nicknames were “The Intimadator” and “Iron Head.” Needless to say we will see no more drivers like Earnhardt again. Hard to believe he’s been gone a dozen years.