Dale Earnhardt, Car #3, Goodwrench Service 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 26, 1995

Summary

Dale Earnhardt debuted in NASCAR's Cup Series in 1975. Over the next 26 years, he earned 76 race wins and seven Cup Series championships. Fans nicknamed Earnhardt "The Intimidator" for his assertive racing style. His death at the 2001 Daytona 500 devastated the racing community and prompted improvements in stock car safety.

Dale Earnhardt debuted in NASCAR's Cup Series in 1975. Over the next 26 years, he earned 76 race wins and seven Cup Series championships. Fans nicknamed Earnhardt "The Intimidator" for his assertive racing style. His death at the 2001 Daytona 500 devastated the racing community and prompted improvements in stock car safety.

Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Subject Date

February 26, 1995

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.125.21

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Material

Film Phototransparency

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 2 in

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