Dale Earnhardt Sr.
||Born April 29 in Kannapolis, North Carolina
||Cheers his father, Ralph, who wins the NASCAR Sportsman championship
||Marries, becomes the father of a son, Kerry, and is divorced
||Marries Brenda Gee; becomes a father of a baby girl, Kelley
||Works at Punch Whitaker's wheel alignment shop; loses his father to a heart attack
||Fathers a second son, Dale Jr.
||Makes a Winston Cup start in the Charlotte 600
||Divorces Gee and takes custody of their children
||Marries Teresa Houston in November and takes custody of Kerry
||Fathers a second daughter, Taylor Nicole
||Wins 11 Winston Cup races (his personal best); wins a third Winston Cup championship
||Loses his friend, Neil Bonnett, in a car crash
||Dies in a crash on February 18 on the last turn at Daytona