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Cabarrus Hall of Famer Ralph Dale Earnhardt

Kannapolis native Dale Earnhardt made his first start in NASCAR May 25, 1975 in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt finished 22nd that day.

This Concord Tribune (now Independent Tribune) photo shows a young Dale Earnhardt in 1976, his second season in NASCAR.
This Concord Tribune (now Independent Tribune) photo shows a young Dale Earnhardt in 1976, his second season in NASCAR.

During his legendary career, Earnhardt won 76 races, 7 championships and had 468 Top 10s in NASCAR’s top division. He also won 21 times in the Nationwide series.

The Intimidator was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

A larger than life bronze statue of Earnhardt stands in a memorial plaza in his hometown of Kannapolis. It is just off Main Street near the Amtrak Station.

 

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