two Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by his dad Dale Earnhardt Sr. to the 1980 NASCAR Championship title.
two vehicle than in the hands of Dale Earnhardt Jr.,” said Lynch of the vehicle which has been housed at the IMHOF for a number of years.
“The Earnhardt family means further to Talladega Superspeedway than we could express, Extremely it is our honor to present the race vehicle his dad drove to his premier championship to him.
“It is by major honor which the International Motorsports Hall of Fame presents this vehicle to Dale Jr.,” said Sen.
The next fall, Earnhardt Jr. added to the family legacy at TSS, winning his premier race at the fabled facility.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives classic Chevrolet Monte Carlo at Talladega Superspeedway
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves racing history, especially while it combines by honoring his famous dad.
Earnhardt took a few laps around Talladega Superspeedway in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo that his dad raced in his rookie season in 1979 & in some choose races during his 1980 Cup championship season.
The track, that operates the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, gave Earnhardt the vehicle as a retirement gift.
As a retirement gift, Talladega Superspeedway has given Dale Earnhardt Jr. a vehicle from his father’s 1980 NASCAR Cup championship season.
As far as his last race at Talladega, Earnhardt said he has not gotten caught up in those thoughts.
Donnie Allison to lead the field to green in Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s #two Chevrolet Monte Carlo
TALLADEGA, AL – Donnie Allison, two-time Talladega Superspeedway winner & original member of the famed Alabama Gang, going to lead the field to green in Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s historic #two Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Sunday’s Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) playoff race.
Over the course of 1979-80, Dale Sr. won 6 races, all of that Allison competed (best end in those events was 5th).
“They truly taught me everything, as far as the basics from the ground up,” Dale Jr. said of his years working for the Allisons.
On Talladega’s All-Time Wins List, he tails just his dad, Dale Sr., who has 10 career victories at the famous two.66-mile tri-oval.
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