|I usually search around on eBay to find out about these items. There have been a number of Earnhardt's NASCAR bottles from 2000 as well as 1998 and 1999. I've seen prices vary from $1 to $20 each. NASCAR fans could possibly pay more than Coke collectors.||
|Dale Earnhardt was born and raised less than 15 miles from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. He played a pivotal role in the growth of not only NASCAR but the speedway. Earnhardt had five wins at Lowe's Motor Speedway in NASCAR Winston Cup points races and won NASCAR All-Star event, The Winston, three times. He made his Winston Cup debut in 1975 in the Coca-Cola 600 driving for Ed Negre. He started 33rd and finished 22nd, one position ahead of Richard Childress. In 1981, Earnhardt drove 11 races for Childress and joined Childress in 1984 as a full-time driver.|
|The death of Dale Earnhardt on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 moved America like no other athlete's death ever had. Earnhardt was an original, a one-of-a-kind guy who captured the hearts of American stock car racing fans and the general public as well. With a twinkle in his eye and a devilish grin on his face, Earnhardt shoved and pushed his way to the front. With unparalleled determination, he willed his race cars to victory. He was loved not so much for the number of checkered flags and championships he won but for the spectacular style with which he won them.|
The recent resurgence of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has been a wonderful relief for every fan of NASCAR. After the heartbreaking disaster in February and the loss of Dale Sr. who hasn't wondered if Junior would re-ignite the fire that saw him win two Busch Championships and contend with Matt Kenseth for rookie of the year.|
After the many distractions of youth and different stages of rebellion, it has been good seeing Dale, Jr. prosper and even flourish in racing. His own identity has emerged in part for his acceptance that he can be like daddy but still be much different and his own man as well. It's no wonder that he has driven back into the top ten in points for he has always had the Earnhardt drive and talent. Dale, Jr. is going to be a winner and a crowd pleaser for many years to come.
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