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Rare Dale Earnhardt Sr. Car at Talladega

Updated on August 10, 2017

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Car Placed in Motorsports Hall of Fame

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum at the Talladega Superspeedway announced that they had a rare Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Car on display. At least, the museum thought it was one of his cars.

Was the car a winning Dale Earnhardt Sr. car or not? Better, yet, IS it THE car that Dale drove to his first Talladega win?

If is was, then it is "rare". If it is not, then it is "stick a fork in it"; it is done.

Look at the pictures below; compare the cars and see if you can see a problem.

Then read the Birmingham News articles that follow.

(the photo of the car is from the Birmingham News)

The First Birmingham News Article--"A RARE FIND"

Even I could see it was not the original car by a long-shot!

This is a scan of the actual article from the Sunday July 6th 2008 Birmingham News:

Here Is A Photo Of The Car The Museum Says Is The Winning Earnhardt Car (photo from the Bham News)

Here Is A Photo Of The Car The Museum Says Is The Winning Earnhardt Car (photo from the Bham News)
Here Is A Photo Of The Car The Museum Says Is The Winning Earnhardt Car (photo from the Bham News)

About the Museum and Hall Of Fame at the Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

IMSHOF HomePage

About the International Motorsports Hall of Fame & Museum:

Opened in April of 1983, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of motorsports. Each year, the annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held on the grounds of the museum to honor those men and women chosen for induction from among the greatest names in all of motorsports.

The black-tie ceremony consists of a reception, banquet and awards ceremony and is usually in April. If you want to go, call (256) 362-5002 for information. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted.

The IMHOF and Museum and Pitshop Retail Store are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week with the exception of major holidays. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 7 to 17 and free for kids age 6 and younger.

Tours of Talladega Superspeedway are also available at a cost of $5 for adults, $4 for kids age 7 to 17 and free for kids age 6 and younger. A discounted combo tour of both facilities is also available.

Rare Car Fiasco! - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Birmingham News

Supposedly the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega Superspeedway obtained a car that officials believed was driven by Dale, Sr. in his first win at the track in 1983.

Below are the links to the First Bham News story and the 2nd Article which informs readers that the museum was wrong.

Hey y'all, the Hall of Fame is a really neat place to visit. West of Atlanta and east of Birmingham. Kinda in the middle of the two cities on I-20.

I visited there a few years ago with a sports car club from Birmingham. The museum is well worth your time!

So, would you go to the Museum at Talladega? - Sign in, please -- remember to give me a rating, too.

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      DUMC 9 years ago

      I remember seeing this story in the News!

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      Tyla MacAllister 9 years ago

      I've been to the museum and it's awesome. I live about 40 miles from Talladega.

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