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  posted on 9/4/2007 at 06:16 PM
Watching the pre-show now. Some interesting interviews from various stars on their thoughts on Dale Earnhardt & on NASCAR.

http://www.cmt.com/movies/dale/on-cmt.jhtml

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  posted on 9/4/2007 at 08:59 PM
That was a good movie. Sure made me miss the 80s when NASCAR was still fun.

Did anyone else notice that all the Simpson patches on the uniforms were blurred out?

 

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  posted on 9/4/2007 at 10:07 PM
A good movie indeed. I noticed the Simpson "fuzzies".

I have a couple of thoughts I want to share on the movie, and on Dale himself, but its tired and i'm late - more tomorrow.

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 12:21 PM
I caught the show and it was great. I was at a few of the races they showed. The Pass in the Grass. What a day that was. Originally being from Albemarle NC, just a few miles from Kannapolis I can relate with Dale's early days. My dad to was in textiles, in a little sleepy town full of mill villages and very hard dedicated working people.

I also have memories of Dales farm. The shots with him fishing in his lake. Dale bought his farm from my childrens great aunt outside Mooresville on Cobble Creek Rd. We use to ride all around that place. She was always bitter about Dale buying it from her in cognito. She didnt know she was selling it to him at the time. I would tell her, the value is not determined on who is buying it, but she would curse like a sailor, saying I cut the price a little, and hell he's got plenty of money.

Back when I worked for Coors, and Bill Elliott was hot, we didnt like Earnhardt. It wasnt til a couple years after that.....1983-1988. Around 1989 we became fans. He just grew on you.
He was a class act. I was fortunate to meet Dale a couple of times in the pits before the races. He always treated our group like old friends. He always stopped and talked and signed anything we had for autographs, Hell he even signed a Black Hat with Black ink for a friend of mine, and said you want see it............and we all laughed. My friend told him I know you signed it thats all that matters.

I even remember once he was at a appearance and my daughter was about 4 years old. She ran to him saying DAVE EARNHARDT DAVE EARNHARDT....Dale reached and grabbed her up and smiled and said my name is Dale Earnhardt whats yours....she just smiled........I explained to Dale that we have a close friend named Dale and his only trophy the friend got in his life had Dave on it. So we always called him Uncle Dave, He laughed about that. It really made us happy the way he reacted towards my daughter.

I remember the day well when we lost Dale. I watched the race and had to leave for Chattanooga to pick up a new company car. I left right at the checkered flag and didnt realize he had died til I got to the motel in Chat town. What a sad day. It was like losing someone in your family. I cried all the way home......... I saw all the truckers riding around me on the interstate looking like they all were crying too. I remember listening on the radio hearing about his transporter coming home from Daytona. They said it was covered with signatures from all his fans. There was a line of cars behind it with NO ONE passing the transporter the whole way home. There were discriptions of fans lining the bridges at every overpass on the way from Daytona.

It sure was a very sad day. Probably one of the saddest days of my life. I watched the show last night and admit had a river of tears running down my cheeks........

God Bless You Dale............RIP

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 12:38 PM
I am glad CMT put this on, the movie never made it here to the Northeast. Really well done

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 12:42 PM
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They said it was covered with signatures from all his fans. There was a line of cars behind it with NO ONE passing the transporter the whole way home


This transporter went to every track in 2001 so fans could sign it.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 12:55 PM
I'll always recall where I was when I heard the news about Dale dying. I was in FL, having gone down to get my dad out of the hospital after he had triple bypass surgery. We got him home from the hospital, turned on the TV and watched the race. I remember the last lap wreck, seeing the rescue crew going to Dale's car, and telling Dad, "Awe, he just got his bell rung." It wasn't until we watched the 11PM news that we learned he had died. I was stunned. Dale had been in more serious crashes and walked away unscathed. The sport hasn't been the same without him, but you can't think about NASCAR and not think about Dale Earnhardt. THAT'S his legacy.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 01:18 PM
Personally I think of Dale Earnhardt every time I see a HANS or Hutchens device.

Have not seen the movie but hope they included one of my favourite DE stories. He was sharing living space with another driver and the guy always complained that Dale started EVERY day at 6-6:30 am with Gimme Back My Bullets, turned up real loud.

Another one was printed in Sports Illustrated that a bunch of farmers in the Kannapolis area had a crop go bad and DE paid for all the replacment seed they needed to get a crop in.No small amount of $$ either . No thanks you's required, I think the quote from Dale was" Y'all just have that seed in the ground quick"

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 01:44 PM
During a commercial break last night I told my wife "damn I miss racing". It just ain't the same. How about Dale driving with knees and cleaning the windshield? Hell I couldn't do that with the car parked.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 02:25 PM
My buddy and I were watching the race. We were in awe with the Tony flip laps earlier. When the camera went into Tony's car and his hand dropped the camera quickly went to another shot. They thought he was dead.

We noticed after the Dale wreck Schrader was walking slow to the car, it looks as if he peaks into the back window and quickly motions with his hand and then he runs to the driver door. We new then it was bad. If you go to the smokinggun.com and go to archives and Dale Earnhardt you can read the autopsy. I went to Daytona last Feb for the shootout and it was eery walking in thru the tunnel under turn 4

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 02:29 PM
To me...........Nascar hasnt and never will be the same.



I hate to admit it but its getting a little boring.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 02:32 PM
I agree.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 03:00 PM
Love Nascar my biggest beef is the amount of fricken commercials. Man is it painfull to watch a race, you just get into it and they break away for commercials all day long then with 10 laps to go they state we're going commercial free for the next 10 minutes, Big fricken deal!!!

I've been listening to Nascar Races on Sirius lately and thats much more enjoyable, less rambling commentators, way more excitment in radio commentators voices and no Brent Musberger and his cheesy fake southern accent.

God I hate Brent Musberger ruins college football as well. Bring back Keith Jackson!!!

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 03:05 PM
If i remember right the interviews when Dale was fishing came from the show that neil Bonnett did on TNN.

I was kind of bummed that Neil wasn't mentioned

 

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Love Nascar my biggest beef is the amount of fricken commercials. Man is it painfull to watch a race, you just get into it and they break away for commercials all day long then with 10 laps to go they state we're going commercial free for the next 10 minutes, Big fricken deal!!!

I've been listening to Nascar Races on Sirius lately and thats much more enjoyable, less rambling commentators, way more excitment in radio commentators voices and no Brent Musberger and his cheesy fake southern accent.

God I hate Brent Musberger ruins college football as well. Bring back Keith Jackson!!!




Commercials are a pain in the rump. They are non stop. This movie Dale was commercial free for the first half or so. I am getting sick and tired of the commercials. I usually flip back and forth between golf and racing anyway or have the second screen popped up with both on.
I love how they show a 1 1/2 movie for three hours on the AMC channel.
5 minutes of movie, 10-15 minutes of commercials...............that stinks....

I wonder when Time Warner will start offering commercial free viewing for a fee?????????

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 03:08 PM
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If i remember right the interviews when Dale was fishing came from the show that neil Bonnett did on TNN.

I was kind of bummed that Neil wasn't mentioned



Nice observation F43, me too, now that you brought it up. You would had thought they would had considering they both were killed at Daytona. Same corner and spot I believe.

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If i remember right the interviews when Dale was fishing came from the show that neil Bonnett did on TNN.

I was kind of bummed that Neil wasn't mentioned



Nice observation F43, me too, now that you brought it up. You would had thought they would had considering they both were killed at Daytona. Same corner and spot I believe.

[Edited on 9/5/2007 by rottinpeach]


Same spot, I was there when Bonnett died

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 03:50 PM
I still have the Country Time # 51 yellow and pink round decal

and yes it was the same location and almost the same severe angle

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 06:56 PM
I went to the 24 hours of Daytona in 2002 and you could still see the tire marks from Earnhardts wreck.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 09:37 PM
I have a picture from turn three at Loudon showing the skid marks of Petty and Irwin. Almost identical starting points.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2007 at 11:32 PM
One of my favorite parts from the movie - ole DW telling about loaning Dale a car to bring to Nashville to help jumpstart his career, & then later in the show bringing this story full circle with Dale giving DW an invitation to come drive his car(Pennzoil). Besides being a great story, that one was special to me cause it was during this time-frame(Dale as a rookie) that my uncle had started taking my brother & I to the races at the old Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway & I can remember watching DW, who was already hot, and this "new guy" Earnhardt. So much buzz about him - didn't really mean alot to me till several years later when Dale was the one everyone was trying to beat - then I got it. I think this is one of the reasons I like watching the local late-models & the various Cup feeder series so much - watching these future champions in the making.



So what made Dale Earnhardt so special to me?
During my brief involvement with one of the late-model teams at Nashville for driver Chubby Crowell(P. B. Crowell III), Dale gave Chubby a body to help finish his back-up car. This, and many more self-less acts from him that I learned of, were what made me admire Dale Earnhardt, the person. He never forgot where he came from and I really respected him for that. He was a heck of a driver, but it could've been easy for me to dislike him - you see, I am a big Terry Labonte fan. At least Terry got one win out of those two "cage rattlin" events. Haha

Sure do miss Mr. Earnhardt.


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  posted on 9/6/2007 at 10:10 AM
Looking back we have lost some very fine folks over the years. Did I miss anyone...................

These were some of the greatest. Some were taken during a race and some away from the track..........I miss these guys too. Fortunately I was able to shake everyone of these guys hands and shared a smile with them. Those were the days.
























I couldnt find a picture of Grant Haithcock that died during the Atlanta Fall race in 1984.

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  posted on 9/7/2007 at 10:37 AM
Buddy Baker is still alive.

Bobby Hamilton


Blaise Alexander

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John Nemechek

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J.D. McDuffie

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Rodney Orr


Rick Baldwin
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Tony Roper

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Tommy Baldwin Sr. (Killed at Thompson speedway, I was there)
John Blewett, III (Killed at Thompson speedway racing his brother, I was there. A piece of his brothers car hit him in the head during the accident causing massive trama)

 

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  posted on 9/7/2007 at 10:48 AM
Kenny Irwin
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Eric Martin
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  posted on 9/7/2007 at 03:28 PM
Greg Moore

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