Earnhardt History
1982 Season
Earnhardt joins Bud Moore

1982 Season

Starts 30
Wins 1
Top 5's 7
Top 10's 12
Points Rank 12
Crew Chief:
Car Owner:
Bud Moore
Car Make:
Ford T-Bird
Car No: 15
Sponsor: Wrangler



For the 1982 season, Earnhardt and sponsor Wrangler headed for Bud Moore's shop.  Wrangler was determined to work with a car owner who made his living from the sport - not someone who was just in the sport because he had money to burn. And with Ford announcing plans to re-enter the sport with better machinery and engineering, Moore and Earnhardt expected to win regularly.

But the two didn't come close to living up to their expectations. Earnhardt's only win of the season came in spring at the Rebel 500 in Darlington. Ford's plan to reenter the sport competitively failed. Earnhardt's single win was also Ford's only win.


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#15 Dale Earnhardt
Bristol, Tennessee

Bud Moore throws his hands up in disgust after Dale Earnhardt tangled with another car after leading most of the Valleydale 500.


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