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September 1999
Earnhardt seeks mid-sized victory

Sept 3, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt is back. If last Saturday's win at Bristol Motor Speedway didn't offer conclusive proof, then his wins in three of the four IROC races this year should suffice, as well as a newfound streak of competitive consistency. Or maybe the proof is in his win earlier this year at Talladega Superspeedway. He's won on a big track. He's won on a small track. He's won in a big car. He's won in a small car. And since the man in black is officially back, maybe the promoters better tighten their purse strings, because the "Intimidator" has a strong track record at Darlington Raceway, the site of Sunday's 50th annual Pepsi Southern 500. He'll be bringing the same car that won at Bristol, too. Full Story

Darlington
Dale Earnhardt is a nine-time winner at Darlington, and three times in this event; needs one win to equal David Pearson's record of 10; comes here from his controversial win at Bristol where he bumped Terry Labonte down the stretch sending Labonte spinning into the infield; it was his 2nd win of the year and the ninth at Bristol; the 73rd victory of his storied Winston Cup career came in his 630th start; last season was fourth in this race, but had a poor race in the spring with a 25th place finish; stands seventh in the standings with 3,044 points. Earnhardt has the best average finish at Darlington since 1990, with a 9.83 average finish.

Kerry Earnhardt stares down pressure at Darlington
Dale Earnhardt's oldest son has experienced minimal racing success in his lifetime. Unlike his father - and his younger brother -- he's recorded few victories and has never been close to a championship.
Friday, none of that will matter. All Kerry Earnhardt wants to do is qualify the Team Marines Chevrolet for the Dura-Lube 200 at Darlington Raceway.
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August 1999
Moustache or not, it's the same old Dale
Since shaving his trademark moustache a few weeks back, Dale Earnhardt doesn't look quite right away from the racetrack. His appearance on it, however, hasn't changed a bit. Full Story

Don't tell Dale Earnhardt that he's too old to race
August 17, 1999 - It's the age-old, old-age question: How old is too old?
Not 48. Not if you're a stock-car driver. Not if you're Dale Earnhardt. That's what Earnhardt insists, and insists vehemently. So vehemently, in fact, that you risk not reaching old age yourself if you voice an opinion to the contrary in front of Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion.
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Earnhardt Jr. likes fame, but wants more
August 20, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his career isn't about making money, it's about encouraging and enjoying fame. For a young racer who says he is full of confidence yet wrestles with issues of self-esteem, Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly what he wants. "We definitely have a lot of race fans, and I want more," Earnhardt Jr. said. Full Story

Earnhardt and Son closer than ever
August 19, 1999 -
In just a matter of months, the relationship between seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt and his namesake has risen to the point where the two men are near equals. OK, that's really stretching it a bit, but the two have shed new light on each other. Full Story

'Little E' seeks another memorable Michigan run
August 19, 1999 - One of the most memorable races of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s young career happened at Michigan Speedway this year, when he was edged at the finish line by his father in the June 11 International Race of Champions (IROC) event. The driver of the No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet hopes to have another memorable run here on Sunday...Full Story

Bristol's victory Lane First Stop On Way to Title;
Earnhardt Explains Why
August 18, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt, who recorded his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory at Bristol in 1979 the year before winning his first of seven championships, considered the facts and offered an explanation. "It’s an aggressive race track. It lends itself to the style of a Cale Yarborough, a Darrell Waltrip, a Dale Earnhardt, a Rusty Wallace. Full Story

Earnhardt Jr to attempt 3rd Winston Cup Start
August 16, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt Jr will attempt to make his third Winston Cup start this weekend at Michigan Speedway. Matt Kenseth will also be making his Winston Cup debut at Michigan. Earnhardt Jr is the current Busch Grand National Series points leader and holds a one point lead over Kenseth. We could see a race within a race as these top two Busch Series contenders go head to head in the NAPA 200 on August 21st and the Pepsi 400 August 22nd at Michigan. Both Earnhardt and Kenseth are preparing for thier rookie seasons in Winston Cup in 2000.  Little E's Cup Schedule and stories

Hamlin has calming influence
August 12, 1999 - If NASCAR had an award for most laid-back crew chief, Kevin Hamlin would win it hands down. Not since Kirk Shelmerdine ran things at Richard Childress' shop has there been someone as unflappable as Hamlin. Dale Earnhardt, his driver, certainly seems to like Hamlin's style. And Hamlin's technical skills seem pretty solid. Full Story

Danny Lawrence Engine Builder for #3 Monte Carlo - Engine differences are many
August 11, 1999 - Danny Lawrence, Head Engine Builder (for the No. 3 Monte Carlo, Goodwrench Service Plus NASCAR Winston Cup Series car), Richard Childress Racing, recalls it wasn't very long ago that there were no compression limits. Full Story

Rebel With A Cause / Hard-living Myers wants others to avoid his mistakes
August 11, 1999 - For years, Danny "Chocolate" Myers lived the fast life. Partying with his friends, running with the tough crowd, the NASCAR crew member enjoyed the high life. Now, with gray sprouting in his hair and crinkles in the corners of his eyes, Myers laughs about those days. He was a different man then. Full Story

Brickyard 400 Page
Race Results, practice speeds and stories leading up to the Brickyard 400
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Interesting Observations from the Brick Yard...
August 9, 1999
LUG NUTS and LOOSE TIRES!
Why didn't we hear about the lug nuts on (or off) of Jeff Burton's left front tire?

CAUTION FLAG WITH 20 TO GO
Another thing, from the pit road reports with about 23 laps to go only three of the lead cars, Bobby Labonte #18, Tony Stewart #20 and Dale Earnhardt #3, had enough fuel to make it to the end of the race without pitting for fuel.

JEFF GORDON BLVD in Pittsboro?
"I know I've lived a long time in Indiana, but Vallejo is my home," Gordon said.

Earnhardt not even considering retirement
August 5, 1999 - In a way, Dale Earnhardt already has started his farewell tour. Unlike Darrell Waltrip, he's not sure when it will end. "I don't want to even come to the day that I have to get out of the race car and not get back in," the 47-year-old, seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion said. Full Story

Earnhardt wins 1999 IROC Championship!
August 6, 1999 - Mark Martin won the final race of the 1999 IROC season. Dale Earnhardt, finishing 8th, wins the Championship.  Earnhardt won 3 of the 4 IROC races in its 23rd season, tying Rusty Wallace as the only drivers to win 3 of the 4 race in a season. Full Race Story and Results.

New-look Earnhardt prepares for historic IROC sweep
August 5, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday with a clean-shaven upper lip. His trademark mustache was gone for the first time in 17 years, a sacrifice to his determination not to be beaten -- at anything. Full Story

He did it at Talladega and Damn sure might do it again
August 4, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt is poised to set an IROC record on Friday. He has already tied Rusty Wallace as the only driver to win three IROC races in a season. But Friday Earnhardt can sweep the 1999 IROC series by winning the fourth and final race of 1999. No one in the history of IROC has accomplished that and Earnhardt is going for the record books. But don't count him out of contention for the win at the Brickyard 400 either. Full Story

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chat
August 11, 1999 - The ACDelco live chat with Dale Earnhardt Jr was held today by Inside Central Florida and TalkCity.com.  The real audio chat transcript of the online chat session is now available. Click here to listen (Real Audio Required)

Listen in to Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR Winston Cup teleconference provided by NASCAR Online
August 10, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt, the seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, is the guest in the NASCAR Winston Cup teleconference. Click here to listen via Real Audio

Dollars not driving force for engineer
August 2, 1999
Before leaving Hendrick Motorsports' No. 25 team in May to become chief engineer for Dale Earnhardt Inc., Dave Charpentier says he had a couple of offers from smaller teams to become their crew chief -- and for more money than his DEI deal. Charpentier declined.
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July 1999
Waltrip to Announcement Retirement Next Week

July 30, 1999 - ATLANTA (AP) -- Darrell Waltrip, a three-time Winston Cup champion who has not won a race in seven years, plans to retire after stock car racing's 2000 season. Waltrip has scheduled a news conference for next Thursday in Indianapolis to make a formal announcement, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today. Full Story

Steve Park Taking Car That Led 84 Laps at Charlotte to Indy
July 29, 1999 - In 1999, Park hopes to prove he's ready to beat the leaders. The 31-year-old East Northport, N.Y. native and his Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammates tested on July 19 & 20 at Indianapolis where he posted one of the quickest times but also suffered a turn-two accident. Full Story

Monte Carlo Testing
July 28, 1999-News and Record

The 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is scheduled to be on the track Aug. 30-31 at Gateway International Raceway outside St. Louis. Teammates Mike Skinner and Dale Earnhardt are scheduled to drive the car. Richard Childress Racing developed the cars for all the tracks except Daytona and Talladega. Hendrick Motorsports developed the restrictor-plate cars.

One Year Old!
July 26, 1999 - Blk3GM's Dale Earnhardt Site turned one year old on July 26, 1999. It was one year ago on this date that this site was born. We have gone through many changes and facelifts since then and thanks to all who support this site we have had over 37,500 hits in our first year. Interested to know what we looked like almost a year ago? We have uploaded our home page from August 16, 1998. Some of the links are out of date, but it will give you an idea of how we have evolved in a year. Click here to view it. Thanks to Wayne and Dena Willard of the Wizard's Earnhardt Page for giving me the inspiration and support to not only start a web page but to continue it. Thank you for supporting our web site, Gary.

Bodine/Earnhardt incident shakes up points
July 26, 1999 - FOUNTAIN, Colo. - After Saturday's incident with Todd Bodine, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dropped to a 24-point deficit behind points leader Matt Kenseth.    Full Story

Park strengthens hold on Cup ride
July 26, 1999 - LONG POND, Pa. - Ty Norris, who heads Dale Earnhardt Inc.'s racing operations, insists any questions about Steve Park's future are misdirected -- and Park's strong run in yesterday's Pennsylvania 500 would seem to back that up. Full Story

Earnhardt posts another top-ten finish - Steve Park 8th!
July 25, 1999 - Earnhardt who started 11th, stayed in the top-ten most of the day even leading for several laps. He made numerous strategic pit stops during two caution periods for brief rain and two accident related cautions during the closing laps of the Pennsylvania 500. On the final caution with 28 laps to go Earnhardt pitted for four tires and fuel. On the restart Earnhardt, 17th, and Tony Stewart, 16th, put on a real racing exhibition during the closing laps moving to 9th for Earnhardt and 4th for Stewart.  Bobby Labonte won by a substantial margin. Dale Jarrett 2nd, Mark Martin 3rd and Wally Dallenbach 5th.  Steve Park finished one position, 8th, ahead of his car owner Dale Earnhardt. "We salvaged a top-10 out of it after going to the rear there near the end when we pitted for four new tires. The car didn't feel good on the other tires. I think that was the smart thing to do. It ended up kind of crazy. That car qualified well, but I don't know about it for the race. I think we've got a better flat-track car for Indy. That was a good run for Steve Park today. It was good to see him running up front. They need some good luck on that team. Pit strategy was a big key today. I was amazed that some of them made it on fuel, but that's the way it goes."

| Qualifying Order | Friday Prac 1 | Qualifying Results | Saturday Morn Prac 1 |
| Happy Hour Practice | Race Results |

Gas man's side project juices hometown
July 20, 1999 - You might know him as Danny "Chocolate" Myers, the huge man with the menacing mug who has spent the last 18 years lifting an oversized can and pouring fuel into Dale Earnhardt's car during pit stops. But the citizens of Lexington, N.C., know him as that kindly gentleman who operates a quaint antique shop that has helped revitalize downtown. Full Story

Winston Cup Series - Pennsylvania 500 Race Coverage - July 25, 1999
Busch Series - NAPA AutoCare 250 Race Coverage - July 24, 1999
Truck Series - goracing.com 200 Race Coverage - July 24, 1999

Senior showing he still has it
July 22, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt can sum up the 1999 Winston Cup season in three simple sentences: "Well, the Daytona 500 was great."  "Then we crashed at Rockingham and crashed at Atlanta."  "It's been interesting from then on just being competitive."  Of course, that doesn't touch on the win at Talladega, or the second-place finish in the Pepsi 400 on the Fourth of July weekend. He also doesn't mention he has four straight top-10 finishes, or the fact he's currently seventh in the point standings -- just 126 out of fifth. Full Story

Hornaday seeks end to dry spell
July 21, 1999 - Ron Hornaday is winding down the current chapter of his storied career in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and quite frankly, the two-time and defending series champion from Palmdale, Calif., is disgusted with the current state of affairs. Full Story

Earnhardt Jr. on equal ground in the mountains
July 21, 1999 - The Myrtle Beach sand was supposed to bring relief to injured NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division point leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. last weekend, but after a disappointing 25th-place run in the Myrtle Beach 250, he was anything but relaxed. Full Story

Earnhardt Earns Fourth Straight Top-10
July 11, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt is starting to find something that he hasn't been too familiar with over the past two years - consistency. The Intimidator started 14th and drove to an eighth-place finish in Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway, recording his fourth-straight top-10 finish in the process and cutting his deficit to 81 points behind Tony Stewart, who is sixth in the Winston Cup points standings. Full Story

Jiffy Lube 300 Race Coverage
July 11, 1999
Dale Earnhardt Jr made his second Winston Cup appearance in the Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.  The day began with a lot of excitement as Dale Jr and Dale Earnhardt both occupied row 7, positions 13 and 14 in the starting line up for the event.  Dale Jr added extra excitement a he rubbed and bumped his way past teammate, Steve Park, and his Father, Dale Earnhardt in the early laps of the race.  Earnhardt Jr left tire and paint marks on the side of the #1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo and the #3 GM Goodwrench car.  Unfortunately his day ended on lap 42 with a broken transmission and he was forced to retire from the race. Dale Earnhardt finished 8th.  This was his 11th top-ten finish of the season.

| Qualifying Order | Practice 1 | Practice 2 | Practice 3 |
| Starting Line Up | Happy Hour | Race Results |

Dale Earnhardt surpasses $35 million in Career Earnings
July 9, 1999 - With Dale Earnhardt's second place finish in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona last week, worth $92,175, he surpassed $35 million in career NASCAR Winston Cup Series winnings. He is number one in career earnings at $35,019,193.

Earnhardt Jr. following intimidating footsteps
July 9, 1999 - He isn't just Generation X; Dale Earnhardt Jr. is Generation Next. He isn't just the Second Coming; he's the Second Coming of the Intimidator. A dyed-in-the-wool racer just like his father, Dale Sr., and his late grandfather, Ralph, Dale Jr. - or ''Little E'' as he has come to be known in NASCAR Winston Cup circles - has emerged as the heir to the family throne once his father, a seven-time Winston Cup champion, steps down and focuses his attention on being a full-time owner. Full Story

This Junior is mint
July 9, 1999 - The inevitability of it all is a bit scary. Dale Earnhardt Jr., the son of a seven-time Winston Cup champion and the defending Busch Series champion, will be the next great young stock car racer. Full Story

Earnhardt Jr 3rd at the Milwaukee Mile DieHard 250
July 4, 1999 - Dale Earnhardt Jr, often referred to a chip-off-the-block of his father, proved it on Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. In a Saturday morning practice session Earnhardt Jr hit the wall when an engine blew.  He was taken to the hospital where it was discovered he suffered a chipped right shoulder blade and brusied ribs. But he didn't let that stop his championship efforts.  Full Story

Earnhardt 2nd in Pepsi 400
July 3, 1999 - Earnhardt looked like he was setting Jarrett up for one of his trademark last-lap moves in the draft. But the yellow flag came out after Jeremy Mayfield spun coming out of Turn 4 with two laps to go. And the red-white-and-blue car of Jarrett came out on top again. It marked the sixth time Earnhardt has finished second in either the Pepsi 400 or the Daytona 500. Full Story and with race results and articles leading up to the Pepsi 400

Earnhardt Jr. injured in crash at Milwaukee but still plans to race tomorrow
July 3, 1999 - NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. was injured Saturday morning in a crash during practice at The Milwaukee Mile. He was immediately removed from the No. 3 ACDelco Chevrolet and taken to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee where it was discovered he suffered a chipped right shoulder blade. Ron Hornaday qualified Jr's car 15th for the DieHard 250. Click here for details

"Step-Momma" Returns to Milwaukee
July 2, 1999 - Last year Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated the one-mile oval-flat track of "The Milwaukee Mile" in Milwaukee, Wis. for the Busch Series race. This year they will be bring back the same car they won with last year, the now famous car is affectionately known as "Step-Momma". Full Story

Dale Jr. looks to tie win streak record
July 1, 1999 - For much of the first part of the 1999 NASCAR Grand National series, defending champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn't seem to find a way to win. Now, he can't seem to lose. Earnhardt, who has won three consecutive races, will be looking to tie the Grand National series record at Sunday's DieHard 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (2 p.m.,TNN) Full Story

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June 1999
Earnhardt braces for reactions

June 29, 1999
Dale Earnhardt knows that people will look at the Budweiser and Remington Arms logos on the Winston Cup car he owns and question him. Earnhardt knew that putting the two sponsors' products - beer and guns - together on one car would bring strange looks and probably some criticism.
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Earnhardt 9th at Sears Point
June 28, 1999
Dale Earnhardt must have felt like a yo-yo Sunday during the Save Mark/Kragen 350 at Sear Point. Earnhardt started 23rd but by the time the race was restarted after Steve Park did his back flip with a twist on lap 26, Earnhardt had moved up to eleventh.  Later Earnhardt was tapped by Kenny Schrader, spun, and wound up in 39th. He charged back through the pack the rest of the day to finish ninth.   Earnhardt maintains seventh in the Winston Cup Points Standing. "I raced all day long and didn't get anywhere. I drove hard all day and we came from the back to the top 10. We started 23rd and finished ninth. That's another top 10 finish, so maybe we can pick it up a little bit next week at Daytona."

Park Rocked and Rolled at Sears Point
June 28, 1999
Park began the race 39th, and was quickly head over heels, more like a back flip with a twist and rock-bottom landing, for Sears Point Raceway -- but that's not to say he's in love with the 1.95-mile track by any means. On lap 26, Park was heading into Turn 1 at some 135 miles per hour when he lost the No. 1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo, sending him careening into a wall of tires. Upon impact, he did a complete turn in the air before coming to rest in the upright position on top of the concrete retaining wall. "It must have cut a tire down or something," said Park, a first time visitor to Sears Point. "Coming down the straightaway going into Turn 1 the car just took off like we either knocked the tire off the rim or cut a tire down. The car was good in the beginning of the race and started to go away. I don't know if it was starting to go flat and finally rolled off the rim or what. It was a heck of a shot. They said it was a pretty good flip -- it sure felt like it."  Park was not able to return to the race and wound up 41st for the day.

Dale Jr win 3rd in a row and is on a roll June 28, 1999
There's something about junior June 25, 1999

Steve Park to Carry Sponsor’s Colors
In Pennzoil 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

June 25, 1999
When NASCAR Winston Cup racing comes to South Florida for the first time, Steve Park will find himself in the spotlight when he drives the Pennzoil Chevrolet in the inaugural Pennzoil 400 Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sear Point and Earnhardt
June 24, 1999
According to Mark Garrow, on the June 23rd Winston Cup Today broadcast, Dale Earnhardt has the best average finish at 8.8 on the road course at Sears Point.

Road Courses are Fun for Dale, Jr. June 23, 1999
Dale Earnhardt: Exclusive Interview By Ron Felix
June 23, 1999
Earnhardt Jr. 'bridge'-ing gap between cars, music
June 22, 1999
Local Navy Sailor to Re-Enlist with a Little Help from Dale Earnhardt
June 22, 1999
Park disappointed, but still 'happy' June 21, 1999
Earnhardt 7th at Pocono 500 - Bobby Labonte wins June 20, 1999
Crew chief Kevin Hamlin has an uncanny ability to deal with the unexpected June 18, 1999
Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for second Cup start at NHIS June 17, 1999
Excitement Begins with a 'Little E'
June 17, 1999
In the Fast Lane: The Art of Winston Cup Racing
June 16, 1999
RAD Aerodynamic Alliance at Work June 15, 1999

Earnhardt moves on to Pocono
June 15, 1999
Dale Earnhardt finished 16th at Michigan and dropped from seventh to eighth in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings. Earnhardt has scored nine finishes of 12th or better in the first 14 races this season. He ranked 12th in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings one year ago. He is just 15 points behind seventh-place Ward Burton. Earnhardt has scored two victories and 19 top-10 finishes in 37 races at Pocono. His finishes there in 1998 included an eighth-place finish in this race and a seventh-place finish there last July.

16th Place finish for Earnhardt at Michigan
June 14, 1999
It appeared to be a spectacular weekend for Earnhardt.  It started off Friday with his third win of the season in the IROC series and an opportunity to race door to door with Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Earnhardt had a solid qualifying run for the K-Mart 400 and then Dale Jr won at South Boston in the Textilease Medique 300. We had great expectations that Earnhardt could pull off a win on Sunday but it just wasn't mean to be.  Dale Jarrett had one of the most dominant cars Michigan has seen and with a caution free race no one has the time to make adjustments to their cars, Earnhardt included. He went down a lap to Jarrett by the second pit stop and could never recover. Earnhardt finished 16th and holds on to 8th in the points standing. This weekend the Cup Series heads to Pocono.

Park, Andrews combination clicking June 14, 1999
Earnhardt Jr wins in classic short-track battle at So. Boston
June 12, 1999
Earnhardt Sr. edges Earnhardt Jr. in IROC event June 11, 1999
New Sponsor for DEI
June 11, 1999
Hamlin-Earnhardt union celebrating first year
2000 Monte Carlo Approved
Dale Jr. dominates at Dover Downs

Earnhardt father/son duel promises to be hot
June 08, 1999
When he makes the step to Cup in 2000, much will be made of the rivalry between Junior and Matt Kenseth or Tony Stewart, but the real story will be when he goes door-to-door with the Intimidator. (What a nickname for your dad, eh?)
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Earnhardt 11th at Dover
Dale Earnhardt qualified 34th for the MBNA 400 at Dover.  He struggled early with a tight setup on his car.  By lap 60 he went down a lap to the leaders.  Crew Chief Kevin Hamlin kept working on the car every pit stop and finally got the car set right and for the remainder of the race Earnhardt was as fast or faster that the leaders but just couldn't recover from being a lap down early in the race. He did finish 11th and maintains seventh in the season points standing.  Earnhardt commented after the race, "We've learned one thing. We're bring a different car here next time."

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Starting Line Up  Qualifying Order  Prac 1 - Wed 2:00pm
Prac 2 - Thur 1:00pm  Prac 3 - Thur 3:00pm Prac 4 - Thur 7:00pm

Park feels pain of disappointment
June 2, 1999
Park, driver of the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet, was enjoying the finest outing of his brief series career when, on lap-240, he got loose coming out of Turn 4 and tapped Jeremy Mayfield. Although the bump was slight, it was enough to send Park careening into the outside retaining wall, ending the best-ever run for the Islip, N.Y., native.fullstory.gif (209 bytes)

Surprise Spotter for Earnhardt Jr
Earnhardt-Childress deal forthcoming
DEI Showroom and Retail Shop open to Public
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has plenty to live up to

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May 1999

ACDelco will remain in NASCAR But Probably Not With DEI
May 31, 1999
Tony Eury's Father Dies

Earnhardt Jr. finishes 2nd behind Cup driver, Mark Martin May 30, 1999
Complete E-Day Information - Race 1 Coca-Cola 600
Kyle Petty calls 'em as he sees 'em
Earnhardt and team are on a roll
RAD Aerodynamic Alliance Is Paying Off

Hmiel will pull double duty Sunday
May 28, 1999
CONCORD, N.C. -- Steve Hmiel, technical director at Dale Earnhardt Inc., will pull double duty Sunday. Hmiel will work with his usual team, the No. 1 Chevrolets of Steve Park, but DEI added another member with the Winston Cup debut Sunday of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Coca-Cola 600. Park will start fifth Sunday, while Earnhardt Jr. will line up eighth.
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Little E - This Bud's for You
May 27, 1999
Today Jim Sprick, brand manager, Budweiser marketing announced at Lowe's Motor Speedway that Budweiser has released a commemorative 16-oz can of the "King of Beers" featuring Earnhardt Jr.'s #8 Monte Carlo on it. Sprick noted, "I can't tell you the first time that Budweiser ever appeared on a race car, but I can tell you this is the first time a race car has appeared on a can of Budweiser." Earnhardt Jr. deadpanned, "It must be such a big deal, they had to put it on a 16 oz. [can]."
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Dale Jr.'s biggest fear is over
May 27, 1999
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest fear was not being able to make the starting line up for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 but he stomped out that fear by qualifying 8th in first round qualifying on Wednesday night.  Dale Earnhardt qualified 15th and Steve Park, drive of the DEI owned #1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo, qualified 5th. Qualifying results

Park makes a splash of his own
May 26, 1999
Who do you think made Dale Earnhardt most proud in Bud Pole Qualifying Wednesday night for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway? OK, it was probably his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr.fullstory.gif (209 bytes)

Earnhardt NO Retirement
May 24, 1999
Dale Earnhardt doesn't want anyone to think he's pondering retirement just because his contract to drive for Richard Childress expires after next season.fullstory.gif (209 bytes)

DEI taps Andrews to lead No. 1 team
May 20, 1999
Dale Earnhardt Inc., announced Friday that it has hired Paul Andrews to serve as crew chief for the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet with Steve Park. Andrews will begin working with the No. 1 team immediately, as the team prepares for Saturday's Winston Open at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Andrews, 42, most recently worked at Penske-Kranefuss Racing with Jeremy Mayfield. He had been crew chief with that team since December, 1996. Before that, he spent nine seasons with the team formed by the late Alan Kulwicki. Andrews and Kulwicki combined to win five races and the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.
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Shake up at Hendrick's Motorsports could benefit DEI
Steve Park: "Charlotte Week is Like going to Daytona"
Hornaday, NAPA moving to NASCAR Busch Series
May 27, 1999
New Monte Carlo to pace field at Charlotte
Coca-Cola 600 will be a Family Affair for Earnhardts
The Winston - Official Race Results
The Winston: Checkers or Wreckers
Earnhardt switching to Wrangler duds for The Winston
The Alabama Gang
Earnhardt turns bad into great at Richmond
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is his own man
May 20, 1999
Tough night for Dale Jr and Richmond
Earnhardt Jr. qualifies 4th for Hardee's 250 in a backup car
May 14, 1999
Earnhardt Looking To Keep Momentum
Cut tire wreck Parks great run at Richmond
Hornaday regains points lead at Pikes Peak
Steve Hmiel to serve as Crew Chief for Steve Park
Park looks to broaden horizons
Budweiser Driver DALE EARNHARDT JR. Adds Richmond To 1999 Winston Cup Schedule

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April 1999
"You're The MAN! You're The MAN!" Earnhardt sweeps Talladega
Earnhardt's rough draft still translates into 'plate' success
DEI News: Philippe Lopez to miss Talladega
Earnhardt's to race against each other this weekend at Talladega!
Short Track Wars Put On Hold At Talladega
Talladega Trivia
Hornaday is Superman
Earnhardt Torched Competition, Blazed New NASCAR Trail
New Monte Carlo put on hold
Ron Hornaday and Son, Ronnie may race together

Martinsville Eliminates Backstretch Pits
Hornaday Wins Race and Record $140,100

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February 1999
Earnhardt takes momentum to Rockingham  2/17
Earnhardt 2nd in Daytona 500
Earnhardt Jr. survives Speed Week and learned some lessons
Earnhardt Wins 23rd Annual Tru-Value IROC!
Dale Earnhardt Wins 10th Consecutive Gatorade Twin 125!
Final Results of Daytona 500
Twin 125 Photo Gallery
Twin 125 Race Results
UPI's Top Daytona 500's of All-time
Daytona 500 Qualifying Order

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Blk3GM's Dale Earnhardt Site was born on July 26, 1998 and is owned and maintained by Gary Harris.  This site is a tribute to "NASCAR's Greatest Driver" and his up and coming son.  We are not affiliated with any official Team, Sponsors, Media Group or NASCAR.  This site is solely for entertainment purposes.  Information and statistic's on this site have been collected from various NASCAR related sites on the internet, from Winston Cup Scene, Newspapers, Television and our personal experience at Winston Cup and Busch Grand National races.  All statistics are believed to be accurate at the time they are updated but cannot be guaranteed.
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