Chevrolet Racing
1979-80: Chevy Monte Carlo
& Olds 442

 

1979-
1980
1981
1982-
1983
1984-
1988
1989-
1994
1995-
1999
2000
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In 1979 and 1980, Dale Earnhardt raced Chevy Monte Carlos mixed with Oldsmobile Cutlass 442's. The sleek and slippery Cutlass was used on the Superspeedways, while the more boxy Monte Carlo was used on short tracks.

Earnhardt, who won the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year award in 1979, made sure the ’80s got off to a roaring start for the Chevy Monte Carlo racing team. He took home the Winston Cup Drivers’ Championship and helped bring Chevrolet the 1980 Manufacturers’ Cup, all of which was a precursor to his future success behind the wheel of Chevrolet racers.


Monte Carlo in 1980


(1977?) Cutlass in 1980


Monte Carlo in 1979


(1977?) Cutlass in 1979


1977 Cutlass 442

 

 



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