Dale Sr. was nicknamed 'Ironhead' due to his stubborn ways. When he first started dirt track racing, he wouldn't take advice from everyone.
Unfortunately this way of thinking helped lead to his untimely death. Dale never wanted to wear head and neck restraints, because they were uncomfortable and restrictive. Wearing the HANS device is now mandatory in Nascar.
Yes, he drove a #96 Ford for Will Cronkite in 1978. It was a Torino purchased from Bud Moore's team.
Dale Drove the #3 Wrangler Pontiac Ventura in 1981, but not in the Busch Grand National Series. It was in the Nascar Sportsmans Division.
Dale Sr. started 136 Nationwide Series races during his career. It was formerly known as the Busch Series.
Selling sport figures memorabilia is at best touch and go, supply and demand, if there is a demand you can get 2, 3, maybe 5 times as much as you paid for the hat, and if you get the right fan or collector, you might even get 10 to 20 times as much. But in the Nascar World, Drivers sign and hand them out like candy, which make there memorabilia less valuable then other sport figures. to me its NOT right but that's the way it is. As for the 100,000, I don't think so, I'll hope for you but 100 G's is a HUGE stretch.
I am not familiar with the #38 Dale Earnhardt diecast, however his daughter Kelly drove the #38 Mom & Pops late model in the mid 1990s. This diecast was released in 2005 and is worth approximately $40. In the 1970s, Dale drove a #30 Army car which is worth approximately $60.
Yes the cars number was K-2.. images can be found all over the internet
When Dale Sr entered turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, he got bumped from a car behind, he got loose, the front end of the car turned left, then his front tires hit the apron and he naturally turned his steering wheel the opposite direction, and when he did, his car went head first into the outside retaining wall, he hit with such force, his face hit the steering wheel and suffered head trauma and that is how he died.
He died from head trauma. His head lunged forward and hit window. He had open faced helmet on so when his head went forward it hit window and cracked his skull which caused bleeding in the brain and his vital organs to stop working. Plus the straps weren't secure enough to stop him.
I do believe he did not hit the window, you would not be able to hit the windshield with a helmet on and get over the steering wheel.
One time. That was in 1998.
A stock car driver. NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. Nickname, the Intimidator. Car number 3. Died in a wreck at the Daytona 500 in 2001.
He drove for Richard Childress Racing from 1984-2001 Daytona 500. Before that, he drove for Bud Moore in the #15 Wrangler Jeans Ford in 1982 and 1983. Before that, he drove for Rod Osterlund in 1978 (a few races) -1980. In 1981, he did drive for Osterlund for a while til Osterlund sold the team. Earnhardt stayed with the team for a while after J.D. Stacy bought the team. He also drove for Ed Negre, and Will Cronkite. Those are the only teams I know of that he drove for in the Cup series. I do not know what teams he drove for in the Busch Series when he raced in that series.
In the Busch Series, Dale Sr. drove for his father-in-law Robert Gee in 1982 & 1983. He drove for Ed Whitaker for a few races in 1984, before switching to his own team (DEI) for a few races in 1984. Dale Sr. drove his DEI cars from 1985-1994 and on one occasion in 1992, he drove one race for Ken Schrader. Dale's Busch Series racing was always a part time schedule.
At the time of Dale Sr's death, Kevin Hamlin was his crew chief. Dale was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
In 1980, Dale Sr. won his first Nascar Cup Series championship driving a Chevrolet. Although he did drive an Oldsmobile in 3 of the 31 races that season.
He was 49 years old. He was to turn 50 in two months, before his death.
No car number has ever been retired--the number belongs to the team--or reverts back to NASCAR to be re-issued. Dale's Number 3 is not retired, and it would be up to RCR to use the number again or not.
In the closing laps of the 1997 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt flipped his car after contact with Jeff Gordon. After the wreck, got out of the car, but then got back in and drove the wrecked car to the finish.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. died on February 18, 2001.
The 870 Wingmaster was a limited edition 20-gauge pump action shotgun from Remington, made in tribute to Dale Earnhardt. The right side receiver had "Seven Time Winston Cup Champion" engraved on it, and the left side receiver had an image of Dale and his signature.
Dale Sr. had 76 Nascar Winston Cup Series wins and 21 Busch Series wins in his career.
It's worth about $250- $320.
There is no definitive answer, the market fluctuates and is dependent on the collector.
Dale Sr. would have been 61 years old if he was still alive today. He was born on April 29, 1951.
6 foot 1 inch