I’ve been wanting to post something about this since last weekend. It’s been 10 years since we lost the great Dale Earnhardt at Daytona, and I still get a little emotional when I think about it.
The most amazing thing I ever saw Dale do was in the 1991 Busch Clash. He won the first segment and had to start at the back for the second segment. By Turn 3 in the second lap he had passed the whole field to be in the lead again. It was really awesome.
“To come back leading the race after two laps was amazing to me,“ Earnhardt said. “I didn`t believe we could do it. I thought it would take King Kong to come from 14th to first in 10 laps, and I sure didn`t think we could do it in two.“
This video is from the 1993 Busch Clash where he did the same thing, although it took him a little longer to get back to the front.
What great days those were. Dale driving the Chevrolet Number 3 for GM. I remember them well, and I’ll always miss the legend.