Describes the life, career, and death of NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s popularity and fan support following his father's accident.Carl Kiekhaefer, a millionaire businessman selling Mercury Outboard Motors, assembled one of the earliest team racing concepts in the 1950s. ... This was the exact opposite of the lone-wolf driver/owners such as Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson. ... racing, the outboard motor king left the sport after the 1956 season.5 But his ideas of pouring parts, money, and tech support into the sport had caught on.
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