The Dale Earnhardt, Sr. celebrity doll depicts him as himself, an iconic NASCAR driver. The doll was made by Hasbro in 1998 as part of a Starting Lineup Winner’s Circle set for the 50th Anniversary of NASCAR. This figure was package as a set with a doll of his son Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
1998 was a good year for the Earnhardts, Dale Sr. had just won the Daytona 500 after nineteen tries, while his son Dale Jr. had just procured the No. 3 AC Delco Car and won his first NASCAR race, the Grand National Coca-Cola 300. Sadly Dale Earnhardt, Sr. died in a crash on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Earnhardt holds the NASCAR record with Richard Petty with seven championships.
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The Earnhardts share a racing family dynasty. Just as 1956 Sportsman champion Ralph Earnhardt raised son Dale on the roar and spirit of the North Carolina tracks, Dale now guides son Dale Jr. with same expertise and admiration for the sport.
A NASCAR icon on and off the track, Dale Earnhardt is revered as one of racing’s greatest stock car drivers ever. He imports the same determination, competitiveness and achievement that defined his ability during his first win in 1979 to his current 24th season of competition. This skilled veteran has amassed 71 wins, 257 top-5s and 372 top-10s, ranking sixth on the NASCAR championship all-time roster.
In the dramatic climax to the 1998 “Great American Race,” celebrating NASCAR’s 50th anniversary, Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500 after 19 tries. The race itself was heralded as the biggest in NASCAR competition, with Earnhardt’s win augmenting the significance of the event as “the most anticipated moment” in NASCAR racing history. This achievement fulfills Dale’s quest to collect wins in all major stock car events and builds momentum towards his record eighth championship.
The doll is fully articulated at ankles, knees, hips, waist, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. The head only moves side to side. It comes outfitted in a endorsement covered white one piece racing suit with blue racing boots, but no socks or underclothes. Accessories include a black racing helmet with sponsor decals on it.
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