BC: By Hunter Garner
FC: Dale Earnhardt | 1951 to 2001
1: Dale Earnhartd was killed during the last lap of the Daytonal 500 on February 18, 2001
2: Dale Earnherdt was born on April 29 He was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina outside of Charlotte.
3: Dale Earnhardt dropped out of highschool to work on cars. He worked a lot of odd jobs, but his dream was to drive a racecar. He wanted to do what his father was never able to accomplish.
4: Dale Earnhardt was married 3 times, but married his wife of 20 years, Teresa in 1982.. He had 4 children, the most famous of which is Dale Earnhardt, Junior.
6: Earnhardt started his career on dirt track and short track. He was asked to drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1975. In 1978 he was named Rookie of the year for the Winston Cup series.
8: The next 20 years were a roller coaster ride of NASCAR racing. He won numerous championships and had a reputation for aggressive driving and a desire to win.