Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rest In Peace Dale Sr.

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Dale Jr. said it best.  However, it is hard not to remember the life of his father without wondering "what if."

Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were teammates at the 2001 Rolex 24.
(Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

As NASCAR returns to Daytona this weekend, NASCAR Race Mom has to take a moment to reflect on Dale Earnhardt, Sr. 

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. posted a track record 34 victories over 21 seasons and was without question Daytona’s dominant driver of the 1980s and 1990s.

Behind the wheel of his iconic, Richard Childress-owned black No. 3 Chevrolet, Dale won at least once a season for 10 consecutive years from 1990 and 1999, including the 1998 Daytona 500.

This legend died at the young age of forty-nine following a final lap accident in the February 18, 2001 Daytona 500.

Today the son of this great seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is one of NASCAR Race Mom’s favorite drivers for his skills both on and off the race track. His daddy taught him well.

Therefore, I will attempt to heed Jr.’s tweet quoted above and refrain from mourning; however it will be difficult.

Rest in Peace

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, II

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