Dale Earnhardt seven time Winston Cup Champion heads to his car
DAY98021651 - 16 February 1998 -DAYTONA FLORIDA, USA: Dale Earnhardt seven time Winston Cup Champion heads to his car just prior to the 40th Daytona 500. Dale won this race to break his 59 race winless streak and also win his first Daytona 500. UPI mb/Michael Bush
Dale Earnhardt, winner of the 40th annual Daytona 500, gets a kiss of congratulations from family
DAY98021503-15 FEBRUARY 1998-DAYTONA, FLORIDA,USA: Dale Earnhardt, winner of the 40th annual Daytona 500, gets a kiss of congratulations from his wife Theresa, February 15, and his daughter Taylor Nicole. After 20 failed attempts at the richest purse of the Nascar circuit, Dale Earnhart, known as the most successful driver never to win the Daytona 500, raced to his first victory in his last 59 starts. sk/Susan Knowles UPI
LOU98071206-12 JULY, 1998-LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA: NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ted Musgrave, #16, spins out of control going into turn one behind #3 Dale Earnhardt during the Winston Cup Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire Sunday afternoon. UPI lkm/wy/Lee K. Marriner
Dale Earnhardt straps into his GM Goodwrench Chevrolet at the NASCAR race "Bud at the Glen"
NYP98081002 -10 AUGUST 1998 - WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK, USA: #3 Dale Earnhardt straps into his GM Goodwrench Chevrolet for the start of the August 9th "Bud at the Glen" NASCAR race at the Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen New York. UPI ep/ John Angelillo.
Dale Earnhardt sits in his #3 Goodwrench Chevrolet
DAR98090517 - 05 SEPTEMBER 1998 - DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: Dale .Earnhardt sits in his #3 Goodwrench Chevrolet in the garage area awaiting the morning practice session. Tomorrow he starts the Pepsi Southern 500 part of Nascar's Winston Cup Series in 18th position, at Darlington Raceway September 5th. .UPI mb/wy/Michael Bush.
DAR98090604 - 06 SEPTEMBER 1998 - DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: These drivers (l-R) Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and Jeremy Mayfield earned the right to vie for Nascar's next Winston No Bull $1,000,000 race. UPI mb/wy/Michael Bush
LOU99070906 - 9 JULY, 1999 - LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA: NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt, rear, signs his autograph for a fan before qualifying for The Jiffy Lube 300 Friday, July 9, at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon. jr/lkm/Lee K. Marriner UPI
MIA99111202 - 12 NOVEMBER 1999 - MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Dale Earnhardt, seven time Winston Cup champion, stays loose just prior to his qualifying run for the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Pennzoil 400, November 12, in Miami. The race will be run on November 14th at Homestead-Miami Speedway. jr/mb/Michael Bush UPI
DAY2000070109 - 01 JULY 2000 - DAYTONA, FLORIDA, USA: Dale Earnhardt (3) passes Jeff Gordon (24) on the inside coming out of turn four of the NASCAR Daytona Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway July 1. jr/mb/Michael Bush UPI
DAY2001021806 - 18 FEBRUARY 2001 - DAYTONA, FLORIDA, USA: Seven time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, pictured here just prior to the start of the 43rd Daytona 500, in Florida, died in the last lap in an accident in turn four at the Daytona 500, February 18, 2001. "The Intimidator" was 49. rlw/mb/Michael Bush UPI
MIA2001030427 - 04 MARCH 2001 - MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: A tribute to Dale Earnhardt killed February 18th 2001 at the Daytona 500, is set up during the runnig of the NASCAR Florida Dodge Dealers 400 Craftsman Truck Series race run on March 4th 2001 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. UPI rw/mb/Michael Bush
DAY2002021508 - DAYTONA,Feb. 15, (UPI)-- Dale Earnhardt Jr. during practice for the NASCAR GNC Livewell 300, at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15t, 2002. This is the first time the #3 has been used since Dale Earnhardt died 1 year ago. rw/mb/Michael Bush UPI