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Unseen Earnhardt: the man behind the mask
Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : MBI Publishing Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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Includes index.
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GV1032.E18 P42 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In Unseen Earnhardt, the racing career of a true American hero is celebrated through the lenses and notebooks of stock car racing's finest photographers and most insightful journalists. Bryant McMurray, Dick Conway, and Nigel Kinrade have pulled together 230 previously unpublished photographs that not only show "The Intimidator" at his most intense behind the wheel, but which also reveal him during lighter moments off the track. In addition to these candid, previously unseen images, action-packed race photos depict all of Dale's cars, including rare, early shots fromhis pre-1979 career. Journalists Jonathan Ingram (Autoweek), Ben Blake (Racer), Al Pearce (Autoweek), and David Green provide short stories that recall key moments in Dale's career. A montage of moments rather than a complete history, Unseen Earnhardt provides fresh perspectives on the incendiary career of a true NASCAR legend-the man behind the wheel of the No. 3 car.

Table of Contents

Lee KlancherJonathan IngramJonathan IngramAl PearceDavid GreenJonathan IngramJonathan IngramAl PearceJonathan IngramJohn Regruth
Introductionp. 6
1 The Early Daysp. 8
The Pink Carp. 10
First Factory Ridep. 18
2 The Rod Osterlund Era 1979-1981p. 24
First Victoryp. 26
3 The Bud Moore Era 1982-1983p. 46
A Tough Day at Darlingtonp. 49
4 The Kirk Shelmerdine Era 1984-1992p. 60
The Losing Streak Beginsp. 62
5 The Andy Petree & David Smith Era 1993-1996p. 110
Seventh Heavenp. 112
6 The Larry McReynolds Era 1997-1998p. 140
The Daytona Filesp. 142
7 The Kevin Hamlin Era 1998-2001p. 154
Making the Teamp. 156
Appendix Dale Earnhardt's Winston Cup Recordp. 182