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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. The one thing a NASCAR driver never wanted to see was the black No. 3 Chevrolet closing on his rear bumper. One glance of the car in the rearview mirror was enough to send tremors through any competitor.
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to achieve that same effect this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, where he'll mark his late father's birthday by driving a replica of the famed car.
    Junior's trademark red Chevy will be painted predominantly black, with white lettering and silver and red stripes. The car mimics the design the late Dale Earnhardt made famous. Junior still will use his No. 8 his father's No. 3 has not been on the track since his 2001 death.
    "The car looks good, it's a cool way to honor my dad," Earnhardt said yesterday. "It's going to be a lot of fun to be behind the wheel of that car and see the reaction it gets from other drivers on the track."
    The tribute is part of a larger salute at Dale Earnhardt Inc., which is celebrating Earnhardt's induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame tomorrow night, his overall accomplishments at Talladega and his 55th birthday, which would have been Saturday.
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    All three DEI cars will have the same paint scheme, which Junior views as an appropriate celebration of the seven-time champion. He seemed uncomfortable in February marking the five-year anniversary of his father's death, but birthdays bring happier memories.
    "His birthday is something I do enjoy pointing out or celebrating or recognizing because that was always a lot of fun with him," Junior said. "When he was getting a little older, we was always thinking about what his real age was. There's some things that come and go without a blink of an eye. But there are other things that come and go that you want to point out and you want to recognize and you do appreciate."
    Dale Earnhardt was the greatest at restrictor-plate racing, especially at Talladega, where he scored 10 wins.
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    That's a nice looking car.
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    hey i hear that,...i read the article today and figure i would post it(really has nothing to do with wagering, but it is part of nascar),....very cool looking paint scheme,.....been a few black color cars on the track in the past few years but this one should raise the roof if it does well,..........im an earnhardt sr. fan so i guess im all for it,....my only though is that the idea was probally dreamed up by the people who make money from it!!,......probally will be a sure sell out on the collector action cars and souvineers,..etc,................oh well though i guess as a fan i will probally be watchin the car go round and round
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    hey chrisg612,....were you a fan of sr.? or just a new fan of dale jr.? kinda curious is all,...more and more people are nascar fans but always wonder where the fan base is and originated from,............been following it for so long myself that i probally dont realize how much fan attention the newer racers have!!
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    nice post bigdong looking forward to seeing it on the track, surely will bring back memories of senior.
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    hey teazeman,..i hear ya,...im sure the people that came up with or got jr to do it are the people who will profit from it,...now that said,....im such a sr, fan,...hell i dont care,...i knew his birthday was coming up and saw the article so i pasted it on here,...cause i figure there are probally some sr. fans out there like me who had no idea that(dei) dale,inc. were gonna race black cars this weekend,.....i just happened to see the article on it,........................................hey was actually there in 1996 when he got in the most viscious crash ever(i know he died at daytona01) but im tellenya that crash in 1996 was way crazy,....i never could imagine a car could crash/slide for as long as it did,...........anyhow saw another article today on a couple of good ole boys who got electracuted from setting up camp outside of talladega when they were errecting a pole to fly thier favorite driver flags,.........what a way to go ha?,...probally something they did every year but maybee(just speculation) had a few cocktails in them,.....anyhow it is such a great race to see,...with such great fans,.....always like some good wrecks for entertainment but not wanting to see anyone get hurt,..........................of course that year(96) when dale had the major wreck,....it was rain shortened and jeffy won,....it was like a double whammy
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdong
    hey i hear that,...i read the article today and figure i would post it(really has nothing to do with wagering, but it is part of nascar),....very cool looking paint scheme,.....been a few black color cars on the track in the past few years but this one should raise the roof if it does well,..........im an earnhardt sr. fan so i guess im all for it,....my only though is that the idea was probally dreamed up by the people who make money from it!!,......probally will be a sure sell out on the collector action cars and souvineers,..etc,................oh well though i guess as a fan i will probally be watchin the car go round and round
    Yeah i'm sure they will sell a ton of those collector cars and models of this car. I will probably get one myself. I liked Sr. but I wasn't the fan of Nascar that I am now (I was hooked after I saw my first race in person about 5 years ago). I like Jr. now. I hope he wins in that car. That would really be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefssth
    Yeah i'm sure they will sell a ton of those collector cars and models of this car. I will probably get one myself. I liked Sr. but I wasn't the fan of Nascar that I am now (I was hooked after I saw my first race in person about 5 years ago). I like Jr. now. I hope he wins in that car. That would really be cool.


    yeah, im not a Jr fan, but i see this car being a big collectors item one day!
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