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Dale Earnhardt Sr.


1951 Born April 29 in Kannapolis, North Carolina
1956 Cheers his father, Ralph, who wins the NASCAR Sportsman championship
Early 1970s Marries, becomes the father of a son, Kerry, and is divorced
1972 Marries Brenda Gee; becomes a father of a baby girl, Kelley
1973 Works at Punch Whitaker's wheel alignment shop; loses his father to a heart attack
1974 Fathers a second son, Dale Jr.
1975 Makes a Winston Cup start in the Charlotte 600
1980 Divorces Gee and takes custody of their children
1982 Marries Teresa Houston in November and takes custody of Kerry
1985 Fathers a second daughter, Taylor Nicole
1987 Wins 11 Winston Cup races (his personal best); wins a third Winston Cup championship
1994 Loses his friend, Neil Bonnett, in a car crash
2001 Dies in a crash on February 18 on the last turn at Daytona

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