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Taking the Measure of the Intimidator
David Sabino
November 25, 2010
IN ADDITION TO THE ICONIC 3, DALE SR. LEFT BEHIND OTHER FIGURES THAT KEEP THE MEMORY OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS ALIVE
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November 25, 2010

Taking The Measure Of The Intimidator

IN ADDITION TO THE ICONIC 3, DALE SR. LEFT BEHIND OTHER FIGURES THAT KEEP THE MEMORY OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS ALIVE

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200,000 SQUARE FOOTAGE of the DEI race shop on Earnhardt's farm in Mooresville, N.C.

45 Age of Ralph Lee Earnhardt, the 1956 NASCAR Sportsman champion and father of Dale Sr., when he died of a heart attack in 1973.

49 Dale Sr.'s age at the time of his passing in 2001 as a result of a crash at the Daytona 500.

40 ONETIME members of the Kannapolis Intimidators, including Gio Gonzalez (left), who have played in the major leagues. Earnhardt was a minority owner of the Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

20 Seasons that Earnhardt drove Chevrolet, the brand with which he became synonymous. Early in his career he also drove Buick, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and, for two seasons while driving the Wrangler 15 car for Bud Moore, a Ford.

7,632 Number of fans of the most popular Dale Earnhardt fan site on Facebook. In all there are approximately 40 fan or tribute pages dedicated to the memory of the Intimidator on the social media platform that was introduced three years after his death.

10 NASCAR DRIVERS, including Earnhardt, who appeared in the 1983 comedy Stroker Ace, starring Burt Reynolds. Along with Earnhardt were Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Benny Parsons, Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd and Cale Yarborough.

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