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Talladega NASCAR Dollars And Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Updated on September 12, 2014
Photo of the actual NASCAR Dollars, front and back. They are the size of a real dollar bill and are a great collectible.
Photo of the actual NASCAR Dollars, front and back. They are the size of a real dollar bill and are a great collectible. | Source

What do NASCAR DOLLARS and Author Sharyn McCrumb have in common?

Dale Earnhardt, Sr.! That's What Sharyn McCrumb has in common with my NASCAR memorabilia!

Six Degrees of Separation (or Kevin Bacon - whatever)! Dale, Sr. touched (or was close to) my Talladega Superspeedway dollars and Sharyn McCrumb's creative genius!

On this page I will tell you the following: 1) how I got the $$$ - hey! NASCAR history; 2) ways you can use these "dollars"; 3) how you can buy this unique NASCAR memorabilia for your very own.

Also, I have included some information on two "racy" books by author Sharyn McCrumb. One has the ghost of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. as a character.

Once in a while I find some unique Dale, Sr. "thingy" (for example there is a McDonalds with a Dale Sr. Mural in southern Alabama!) and add it to this hub. (You will be surprised with all the trivia here!)

Thanks for visiting!

St. Dale by Sharyn McCrumb - A novel with a NASCAR Theme

I found this novel by Sharyn McCrumb several years ago at my local library. At first glance, I did not realize that the novel was about a fictional NASCAR bus tour. I just remembered meeting Ms. McCrumb several years ago at an author conference and I really liked her. At that time, she was mainly writing mysteries.

St. Dale
St. Dale

An absolutely fascinating read about a NASCAR bus tour that pays tribute to Dale Earnhardt. I learned some interesting trivia about the Intimidator.

Be sure to check out my article at NASCAR Fiction where I review this novel and several more books with a NASCAR theme.


How Did I Get These NASCAR Dollars?

These NASCAR $$$ were used as celebration confetti in the winner's circle at the Winston 500 October 17, 1999 Race at Talladega Superspeedway. These $$$ commemorate the 30th anniversary of the superspeedway and states this on the bill.

Dale Ernhardt, Sr. was the winner of that race.

At the time, my husband was a photographer employed by NASCAR. He picked up as many of the dollars as he could, brought them home, and stored them. They are a really neat collectible. They are also in near-perfect condition. Each $$$ measures 7"x 3".

The colors of the ink are red, black and metallic silver. The paper is Solid Green.

Here is a picture of my husband with Dale, Sr.(see it to the right). It was not taken on the day the dollars were collected, but at the next race that Dale won. The picture in the ad is just a cropped portion from a group photo of Dale and other photographers who happened to be in the Winner's Circle that day. Mr. Earnhardt saw how hard these guys were working and jumped a fence, handed the trophy to my husband and said so the crowd could hear, "Now you (meaning race officials and sponsors) take a picture of this!"

It was a great day for my husband. One he will always remember.

Above you see a picture of the front and the back of the NASCAR dollars. As stated before, the dollars are printed on solid green paper. The gray printing is metallic silver.

Of course, the actual dollars do not have "sample" written on them. Believe it or not, I have been asked.

What Can You Do with These Talladega Dollars?

Origami Race Cars?

They can be framed for your "NASCAR" home d├ęcor.

They can be laminated to make book marks.

You can use them to decoupage a box.

They can be used to decorate (ie. wallpaper border).

You can put them in your Dale Earnhardt, Sr. shrine! If you have used the dollars in this way, email me a picture!

You can put them in your wallet.

You can make an origami automobile. See the YouTube Video Below!

Image of the checkered flag is from Microsoft Clip Art (came with my computer!)

Yes, a car made from a dollar bill! It could even be a NASCAR Dollar Bill!

A McDonalds With A NASCAR Theme!!!

NASCAR McDonalds in Alabama!

Hey, yall. I discovered a NASCAR themed McDonalds in Phenix City, Alabama with a mural for Dale, SR.

Its address is: 1134 280 Bypass Phenix City, AL 36867.

What fun! It even had a display case with NASCAR diecast cars. Phenix City is south of Auburn/Opelika on Highway 280 heading toward Columbus, GA. Nice and Clean fast food Restaurant. Stop in and gawk at all the NASCAR stuff.

WWDD What would Dale Do? The above tee can be found on Zazzle. I do believe that Dale, Sr. would be so surprised that he still has so many fans. Dale Earnhardt, Sr. has become an icon in the NASCAR world. He is almost like Elvis. If you think that is the case, then you will love the book by Sharyn McCrumb that I told you about at the top of this hub.

WWDD tee is by john11m on Zazzle. Click WWDD above to see this collectible tee shirt.

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Just for the record: This site is made by me, a Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan, and does not attempt to infringe on any copyright. This is just a site made for Dale Earnhardt fans, and in no way is associated with NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Dale Earnhardt Inc., and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

What do you think of my NASCAR $$$? - Please! Tell me who you are.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      a awesome dedication to the man

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      A moving lens ,a great man.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: Wow! I am interested in those dollar bills! My sister is a huge fan of Dale Ernhardt Sr.. she would just love them! Please contact me Thanks

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      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      [in reply to Janusz] Thanks for the blessing!

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      Janusz LM 9 years ago

      Cool! loved the Lens, Hey do those notes have "Sample" written on them ? LOL Only joking :D Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I love nascar and Earnhardt. Cool lens and story.

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      QuantumTraveler1 9 years ago

      I wish that I had been at Talladega in 1999 so that I could have got some of these NASCAR dollars. Oh well.

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      JohnNeedham 9 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Mickie Goad 9 years ago

      I ocassionally list the dollars on eBay. Go to eBay and request to be notified when I put something up for sale. Of course, you need to join the eBay community and create an account. You will automatically find out when I relist the Dollars. Thanks for the inquiry.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great site. I am and was a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan, and it just ain't quite the same without him in there. Miss the black #3, I have a few collectibles, use to have more but my house burnt down. Any of those Talledega dollars left?

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      Nathalie Roy 10 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Nice collectibles! Nice lens!!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Over the top... essential elements for any true NASCAR-identity-seeker. Don't waste a second to click-and-buy. Endorsed by the 3! Please join the race for the poverty cure. I did.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      That's really awesome...what a collectors item! How many of those do you have? And for your husband to get a pic with the legend himself...what can I say? We all miss Dale so much.

      Kenneth Holland


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      Mickie Goad 10 years ago

      Come On! Someone leave a comment, please. Let me know what you think, please.

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      Mickie Goad 10 years ago

      Hello out there!