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Posted: Sunday February 18, 2001 10:56 PM

1 -- Driver in Winston Cup history who has won Rookie of the Year and the points championship in consecutive seasons -- Dale Earnhardt in 1979 and '80. Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt celebrated in victory lane a whopping 76 times in his illustrious career.
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2 -- Victories by Earnhardt in races he started from the 30th position or lower -- the 2000 Cracker Barrel 500 from the 35th position and the 1980 Atlanta 500 (31st). Bobby Labonte also has two but no other driver has more than one.
3 -- Races won from the pole by Earnhardt -- Busch 500 (1995), Southern 500 ('90) and The Winston ('90).
4 -- Consecutive victories by Earnhardt in 1987, the longest winning streak of his career. He is one of seven drivers to post a four-race winning streak since '72; none have won five in a row since Bobby Allison and Richard Petty in '71.
7 -- Winston Cup points championships by Earnhardt (1994, '93, '91, '90, '87, '86, '80), tied with Petty for first on the all-time list.
12 -- Drivers who have made at least 600 starts. Earnhardt is seventh at 677.
22 -- Full seasons on the Winston Cup circuit by Earnhardt, who finished in the Top 10 in the final points standings 20 times.
27 -- Consecutive races finished by Earnhardt, dating back to Oct. 24, 1999, before his fatal crash on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
34 -- Victories by Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway, an all-time record, including the 1998 Daytona 500.
53 -- Earnhardt's streak of finishing consecutive races -- a modern-era Winston Cup record -- from 1997-98.
59 -- Career-long winless streak by Earnhardt, who broke the drought by winning the 1998 Daytona 500.
76 -- Career Winston Cup victories by Earnhardt, sixth on the all-time list. Richard Petty is the leader with 200.
95 -- Races Earnhardt did not finish out of 677 career starts, including Sunday's Daytona 500.
427 -- Top-10 finishes by Earnhardt in 677 career races.
575 -- Career starts made by Earnhardt before he won his first Daytona 500, in 1998.
$41,411,551 -- Earnhardt's career winnings on the Winston Cup circuit, making him the all-time leader.

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