Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr., The Intimidator, was born on 4/29/1951 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He died on 2/18/2001 at age 49 in Daytona Beach, Florida in a car crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup racing champion.
Inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2002 and the
International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.