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DRIVER TO MAKE HISTORY THIS SUNDAY

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(FoxNews) – Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will make his Monster Energy Cup
Series debut this Sunday at Pocono Raceway (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1),
becoming the first black driver since Bill Lester in June of 2006 to run in
NASCAR’s top series.

Wallace is stepping in to sub for the injured Aric Almirola in the iconic No.
43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. He was born in Mobile, Alabama but
grew up in Concord, North Carolina. Wallace will be 24 in October.

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RACE TO BEGIN IN PORTLAND

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A NASCAR racing star is in Portland to kick off a charity
motorcycle ride across the nation.

Racing champ Kyle Petty is leading 200 other riders on an 8-state, 2,400-mile
trip across the continent.

He’s doing the ride to raise money for Victory Junction – a camp in his home
state of North Carolina for terminally ill children.

Kyle is the son of Richard Petty, a NASCAR champion nicknamed “The King.”

This is 23rd time they’ve done the ride, but it is the first time they’ve started
in Portland. Petty says he and his co-riders are loving their stay in Oregon.

The ride is set to begin this Saturday morning at Manheim Portland Auto
Auction in Hayden Island. They plan to end eight days later in Milwaukie,
Wisconsin. (KATU-TV NEWS)

 

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MOTORSPORTS STAR ABOUT TO RETIRE

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today he will retire
from full-time racing after the 2017 season.

Earnhardt, 42, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series in 1999. He is a two-
time winner of the Daytona 500, and he has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs
eight times. Earnhardt’s 600th career start came March 26, soon after he
began his 18th full-time season.

The North Carolina-born driver missed most of the 2016 season after suffering
a concussion from a crash in June.

Even though he was sidelined for 18 races, Earnhardt was the second-highest
earner in NASCAR last year, according to the latest data from Forbes. During
a press conference today he stated, he wanted go out "on my own terms."
(FoxNews)

 

 

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CAR RACED BY ‘’THE INTIMIDATOR” IS SOLD

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Side Profile - 205886

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Engine - 205886

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Front 3/4 - 205886
DALE EARNHARDT’S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE
CAR.

(FoxNews) – A Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet campaigned by the late
Dale Earnhardt sold Saturday for $220,000, including 10 percent buyer’s
premium, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector-Car Auction.

The familiar black No. 3 Chevrolet Lumina was raced by Earnhardt in 1989
and ’90, according to the auction listing. It was driven by Earnhardt to one
of his nine victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In 1990, Earnhardt won nine races and the fourth of his seven championships
in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The auction listing stated,“This NASCAR Cup Car comes with supporting
documentation from Crew Chief Kirk Shelmerdine, who personally inspected
the car and found it to be 100% true as raced by Dale Earnhardt,”

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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THE FIRST DAYTONA 500, A PHOTO FINISH

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Lee Petty #42 and Johnny Beauchamp #73 battle on the last lap
of the first Daytona 500.

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Lee Arnold Petty  (March 14, 1914 – April 5, 2000)

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Lee Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 photo finish winning Oldsmobile.

The 1959 First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at
Daytona (now known as the 1959 Inaugural Daytona 500) was the second
race of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR
Cup Series
) season. It was held on February 22, 1959, in front of 41,921
spectators. It was the first race held at the 2.5-mile (4.0 kilometer) Daytona
International Speedway
. The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important
and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar. It is also the series’ first race
of the year. With the help of photographs and newsreel footage, Lee Petty,
the father of Richard Petty, was officially declared the winner by NASCAR
founder Bill France, Sr. .

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