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Racing countdown until i see my beloved wife, @becbaker15
3 days!! there is only one driver i can truly pick with this number. the intimidator. dale earnhardt.
7 championships. 76 victories in cup. one of the greatest drivers to ever get behind the wheel of a racecar. he didn't wait to make the pass, he just sent it. dale was one tough customer. during a race at pocono, he crashed hard in turn 1. he broke his leg. but did he sit out? nope. he had an operation on tuesday to fix it and raced that next sunday.
the only race that beat him was the daytona 500. 19 years from the start of his career, he lost it every way you possibly could. running out of gas, tire going down, wrecked, passed on the last lap, you name it, he lost it that way. until 1998. that year was try #20. dale had everything go his way and he finally took victory. not only that, but he snapped a career long 59 race winless streak.
he won more than 30 races at daytona. they say he could manipulate the air around the car because he could see it. and with several wins at talladega as well, that wasn't too far off from being true.
his final win came in 2000 at @talladegasupers
he was 17th with 4 laps remaining. with help from @kennywallace36
he sliced his way through a massive pack and scored win #76.
there's no one that could ever replace this great man. despite being wildly successful on the track, he lived a blue collar life off the track. tending to his farm, hunting and fishing, and being a family man. rest in peace, man in black.
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