Dale Earnhardt
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"Dale Earnhardt, Sr." was an United States/American race car driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. Earnhardt began his career in 1975 when he drove in the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Winston Cup Series (later the Sprint Cup Series).

Considered one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time, Earnhardt won a total of 76 races over the course of his career, including one Daytona 500 victory in 1998 Daytona 500/1998. He earned 7 NASCAR Winston Cup Championships, which is tied for the most all time with Richard Petty. His aggressive driving style earned him the nickname "The Intimidator".

On February 18, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway while driving in the 2001 Daytona 500, Earnhardt Death of Dale Earnhardt/was involved in a last-lap crash and died of a basilar skull fracture. He has been inducted into numerous halls of fame, including the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

The winner ain't the one with the fastest car its the one who refuses to lose.

I wasn't trying to wreck him, I just wanted to rattle his cage.

You go back to the start of time. One cave guy was fighting another cave guy because his club was bigger than his or his woman had longer hair. That's competition.

Second Place is just the first place loser.

I don't like the package, but we haven't found an alternative. They've changed and changed and changed over the years, and we're about out of changes as far as trying to find a happy medium of being able to get where we're not running over the top of each other but yet put on a good show.

I like working with him. We have a really good working relationship. It's even better now than it was. We always had a great relationship growing up and all that -- racing together and all that. But this racing gets to you sometimes and we got to beating on each other a little bit. So it probably was a good thing.

I'm glad it's over with and I'm ready to go to Richmond.

There ain't no way you can do that. They'll find a way around it. (Crew chiefs) will find a way around it. We'll find something else to run into each other with if it isn't the front bumper.