Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31, 1983: Earnhardt Sr. Wins at Talledega For The First Time

On July 31, 1983, Dale Earnhardt Sr. took the checkered flag for the first time at Talledega Superspeedway in Alabama. It was Earnhardt's tenth attempt at conquering the track. The win in '83 began a streak of domination for The Intimidatior, he won a Sprint Cup series record ten races at the famous track, along with one Nationwide win and 3 wins in the IROC series making him the most successful driver in the history of Talledega. Jeff Gordon has 6 wins at the track and is the closest to Earnhardt's mark of 10, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has 5 wins at the track and is third on the all time list for wins at Talledega.

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