Earnhardt rides to victory in Talladega! Apr. 25
Dale Earnhardt picked up win No. 1 of 1999 today
with a hair raising victory in the DieHard 500! The 'Intimidator', who has now
visited victory lane 72 times, held off Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin in the race's closing
laps to claim the win. Earnhardt started 17th but was up to 9th spot just three laps
into the event. He moved into 3rd by lap seven. From there, Earnhardt dominated the
race, leading the most laps and picking up his eighth Talladega victory. The win,
which followed his IROC victory yesterday, moved Dale from 15th to 9th in the Winston Cup
points. Full Story.
Earnhardt wins IROC with
last-lap pass! Apr. 24
(IROC) Dale Earnhardt secured the victory at Talladega today with a
brilliant last lap pass. Earnhardt overtook Rusty Wallace in the final corner of the final
lap crossing the finish line a half car length ahead of Wallace taking the checkered flag
for the second time this season.
The last lap of today's race was almost a carbon copy of the Daytona IROC race where
Earnhardt put the move on Mark Martin in the final corner of the final lap securing the
Earnhardt, who started last, was up to second position
just 3 laps into the race. He lost the lead draft midway through the race but was
able to catch back up. Earnhardt has now won both IROC races of the season.
Fans: At irocracing.com
you can now see the broadcast of Round 2 of IROC. Also available is the post-race
conference will Dale Earnhardt.
Earnhardt displeased, qualifies
only 17th Apr. 23
Dale Earnhardt could muster from his No. 3 Monte Carlo only
enough speed for the 17th position in first-round qualifying at Talladega. Earnhardt
indicated that, obviously, he is not getting the speed he wants out of his car. His
lap of 195.472 mph will get him into the race in first-round qualifying for a change,
Earnhardt, who leads all drivers with seven victories at Talladega, posted the 13th
quickest lap on Friday afternoon in practice, with a lap of 194.444 mph. The lap was
2.3 seconds slower than the best lap of the session, posted by Joe Nemechek.
Talladega "Happy Hour" will be televised on Saturday
night at 11 p.m. ET on espn2, and will be re-televised on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on
espn2. The DieHard 500 begins Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.
Earnhardt knows Talladega
Dale Earnhardt returns to Talladega this weekend with
expectations of continuing his restrictor-plate supremacy. In 47 restrictor-plate
starts, Earnhardt has won eight times and has led at least one lap in 40 of those races
with a total of 1,998 laps led. Earnhardt has not yet led a lap this season. He has
finished in the top 10 in 36 of the 47 restrictor-plate starts and averages 147 points in
those races, better than any active driver with at least four starts at Daytona or