Career Wins by Car Make
Car Wins
2nd Gen. Chevy Monte Carlo
(1979-1980)
6
Pontiac Grand Prix
(1981)
0
Ford T-Bird (1982-1983) 3
3rd Gen. Chevy Monte Carlo
(1984-1988)
25
Chevy Lumina
(1989-1994)
29
4th Gen. Chevy Monte Carlo
(1995-1999)
11
5th Gen. Chevy Monte Carlo
(2000-??)
1
Total
(1979-Present)
75

Chevrolet Racing
Earnhardt's Career with Chevrolet

 

Earnhardt's Career by Car Make:
Year Make & Model Wins
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1979-1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Olds 442 6
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix 0
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1982-1983 Ford T-bird 3
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1984-1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1989-1994 Chevrolet Lumina 29
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1995-1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2000-??? Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1
- Total   75

 

A special respect exists between Dale Earnhardt and Chevrolet as a result of their long, sucessful relationship with each other.

Earnhardt is very loyal to Chevrolet. Earnhardt even owns a Chevrolet dealership, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, located in Dale's home-state of North Carolina. Earnhardt has driven a Chevrolet in almost every season of his illustrious career.  Only three of Dale's 70+ career victories have come in a make other than a Chevrolet, those being in Fords in 1982 and 1983.

Considering the success of Dale Earnhardt's relationship with Chevrolet you can bet that in the future, as long as Chevrolet is involved in Winston Cup competition, Dale will be racing one!

 

Earnhardt says newer cars too delicate
March 24, 2000

Dale Earnhardt's tone was nostalgic for the way things may never be again in NASCAR.

In the 1980s, the peak of his roguish, slam-bang image, "We raced cars that were basically bullet-proof," he said. "We'd scuff the wall with them or get into a bump-up, and you could still race and win."

Today's cars are so sophisticated and so sensitive, they're almost as delicate as prototype sports cars.

"If I raced an '86 Monte Carlo against a 2000 Monte Carlo," Earnhardt said, "I could probably rough up that new Monte Carlo a little bit and beat him because I'd have him bent-up a little bit, and I'd still be going straight."

 



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