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News The Earnhardt Connection

1998 News Archive

This archive is composed of news articles relating to Dale Earnhardt, all of which were composed during the 1998 season.

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dot.gif (845 bytes) 12/9/98 - Gordon, Earnhardt, Martin nominated for ESPYs - Dale Earnhardt was nominated for "Dramatic Individual performance of the Year" with his Daytona 500 win.  Gordon and Martin were nominated for various awards too.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 12/17/98 - Gordon, Earnhardt, Martin nominated for ESPYs - Dale Earnhardt was nominated for "Dramatic Individual performance of the Year" with his Daytona 500 win.  Gordon and Martin were nominated for various awards too.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 12/9/98 - Earnhardt ready to chase eighth title - Earnhardt said that Gordon's 1998 performance showed him and his team what they really need to focus on to find success next season.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 12/3/98 - Earnhardt enjoys being sport's ambassador - Earnhardt said he's enjoyed being NASCAR's representative, taking the sport to new areas as it continues to grow.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 11/24/98 - Daytona offers limited edition Earnhardt ticket - Daytona is offering a special collectible ticket with the Intimidator's likeness on it for the entire first weekend of the '99 Winston Cup season.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 11/21/98 - Earnhardts on track together for first time - Dale Earnhardt and son Dale Jr. are ready to race head-to-head for the first time this weekend during the Coca-Cola 500 in Japan.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 11/20/98 - Earnhardt Jr. tops dad in practice for Japan event - The much anticipated battle between the Earnhardts is under way, and so far Jr. has the upper hand as he beat his father in practice.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/26/98 - Earnhardt and Labonte heading for the mountains - A day after his third-place finish in the Dura-Lube 500 at Phoenix Earnhardt is going elk hunting with Terry Labonte.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/15/98 - New Monte Carlo to debut mid 1999 - According to sources at GM and on Chevrolet teams, the new Monte Carlo will make its Winston Cup debut in May for the Coca-Cola 600.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/15/98 - Earnhardt seeks historic Daytona double - If Earnhardt is victorious on Saturday he will join an elite group as one of only five drivers in Daytona's history to win the Daytona 500 and the Pepsi 400 in the same year.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/14/98 - Earnhardt still fans' favorite - Despite a sour season Earnhardt remains a favorite amoung fans; as he took the lead in the Winston 500 nearly every fan stood up in a frenzy.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/9/98 - Earnhardt fails Talladega inspection ... three times - It took the GM Goodwrench crew four tries to get Dale's Chevy through pre-practice inspection for Talladega's Winston 500.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/3/98 - Earnhardt joins chorus to criticize state of racing - Dale Earnhardt and others agree that Winston Cup racing has become dull lately because the current rules eliminate side-by-side racing.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 10/2/98 - Rivalries lacking on Winston Cup circuit - Dale Jr. and Gordon might become cause the next big rivalries after the rivalry once expected to happen between Earnhardt and Gordon never developed.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/30/98 - Childress, Petree, Earnhardt combine efforts - RCR, Andy Petree Racing and DEI have entered into an agreement with Automotive Aerodynamics Inc. to develop their aerodynamics.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/29/98 - Earnhardt is Superspeedwayman - Dale has a combined total of 48 wins at Charlotte, Talladega and Daytona.  With those three tracks next on the schedule, he feels sure to win.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/27/98 - Earnhardt matriarch takes racing in stride - She threatened to leave her husband over it, almost forced her son into picking another career and then tried to put the brakes on her grandson's rise through the ranks.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/24/98 - Earnhardt ponders life after driving - Dale Earnhardt is nearing the end of one of the worst seasons in his career.  His troubles on the track have left him pondering his future.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/23/98 - Earnhardt to change look - The GM Goodwrench Serivice Plus Chevrolet will have a new look next weekend at CMS.  Also included: DEI and RCR notes.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/21/98 - 'Little E' becomes the 'Bud Man' - Earnhardt Jr. will join Winston Cup for five races in 1999 and the full season of 2000 in Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolets backed by Budweiser.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/17/98 - Earnhardt, Labonte to hit 600 at Dover - The MBNA Gold 400 at Dover will be a major milestone for both Terry Labonte and Dale Earnhardt: their 600th series race.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/14/98 - Earnhardt is Dover's million-dollar man - Approaching Sunday's MBNA Gold 400 at Dover, the seven-time champion ranks as the only career winner of $1 million at the "Monster Mile."
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/10/98 - Hamlin believes third time a charm - With two races under its belt with that car, the No. 3 team will bring their newly successful Monte Carlo to Richmond.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 9/1/98 - Earnhardt hopes to make Darlington history - Dale Earnhardt is looking to tie the legendary David Pearson's record of 10 wins at Darlington Raceway.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/31/98 - Darlington debacle faint memory for Earnhardt - Earnhardt returns to Darlington as one of five drivers shooting for the "Winston No Bull 5" bonus, a far cry from where he was during last year's race -- a hospital room.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/28/98 - Shot fired at Earnhardt headquarters - Security has been increased at the new headquarters of Dale Earnhardt Inc. after someone shot through a window with a rifle.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/26/98 - Earnhardts to race in Coca-Cola 500 in Japan - Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race head-to-head for the first time at the Coca-Cola 500 in Japan on Nov. 22.  To mark this historic event, both Earnhardts will drive special Coca-Cola race cars.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/20/98 - Earnhardt to become Bristol millionaire - When Earnhardt takes the green flag Saturday night in Bristol he will surpass the $1 million mark in earnings there.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/13/98 - Switch of crew chiefs paying off - Two months ago, Richard Childress looked at his two Winston Cup race teams and felt they needed a shakeup.  So far the move has paid off.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/12/98 - Earnhardt banks on Michigan hot streak - Dale Earnhardt's riding the crest of what's been -- for him in an up-and-down season -- a hot streak of note in the last six races.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 8/11/98 - Earnhardt enters a race with a crowded field - Earnhardt just introduced a new line of nutritional products, and he promises they'll make your body go vroom, vroom.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 7/29/98 - Earnhardt yearns for second Brickyard win - Earnhardt's roots may run deep in stock car racing, but he's always held a special place in his heart for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 7/26/98 - Earnhardt thrills fans with competitive run - Fans were on their feet during most of the Pennsylvania 500 as Earnhardt once again looked the dominating racer so many have come to love or hate.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 7/23/98 - Earnhardt has cameo in feature film - Dale Earnhardt is known for his winning skills on the race track.  Soon, he will be known for his skills in the motion picture business.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/24/98 - Earnhardt returns to Daytona to test - Dale Earnhardt returned to Daytona, the site of his celebrated victory in February's Daytona 500, for testing in preparation for the July 4 Pepsi 400.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/21/98 - Apology does little to ease Schrader's pain - Dale Earnhardt's apology didn't make Ken Schrader feel any better after a crash early in Sunday's Pocono 500...but what do you expect from Schrader?
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/16/98 - Earnhardt goes to Washington - Proclaiming "we are going to win some races before this year is over," NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt electrified the National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/15/98 - Earnhardt glad to survive an eventful weekend - After the week Dale Earnhardt had, just getting on that golf cart late Sunday afternoon with wife Teresa and rolling off into the sunset to a waiting private plane seemed a victory lap.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/13/98 - Earnhardt wrecks in practice - Rusty Wallace made contact with Dale Earnhardt during "Happy Hour", sending Dale hard into the wall.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/12/98 - Earnhardt is in the show on day one - Earnhardt and new crew chief Kevin Hamlin make it into the show in first round qualifying...barely.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/10/98 - Childress reflects on crew chief change - Changing crew chiefs was one of the most difficult decisions Richard Childress has ever had to make in his career.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/8/98 - Earnhardt, Skinner switch crew chiefs - In an effort to improve the performance of both his race teams, owner Richard Childress has decided to trade the two team's crew chiefs.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 6/3/98 - McReynolds: Life in the garage - Larry McReynolds, Earnhardt's crew chief, gives his narrative of life at the race track.  This installment, Larry's first, centers on last weekend's Dover race.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 5/28/98 - Dale Earnhardt can't shake bad luck - Earnhardt has been holding his sore bones and shaking his head lately...much of what has hampered his chase for an eighth title has been beyond his control.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 5/23/98 - 'The Intimidator' meets 'The Intimidator' - Chevrolet officials recently dedicated their 1999 Monte Carlo car to Dale Earnhardt, the man for whom it was named.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 5/19/98 - Earnhardt hopes Charlotte track leads to recovery - Dale Earnhardt hopes the same track that injured him in the Winston Select will help heal him in the coming days.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 4/24/98 - Bobby Labonte knocks Earnhardt off Talladega pole - Dale Earnhardt looked set to take his first Bud Pole since 1996...until it was Bobby Labonte's turn on the track.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 4/22/98 - Earnhardt to appear on FOX comedy show - Earnhardt will make a guest voice appearance during the animated comedy series "King of the Hill" on FOX.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/25/98 - Waltrip, Earnhardt to become teammates - Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip reached an agreement where Darrell will fill in for injured Steve Park on Dale Earnhardt, Inc.'s team.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/21/98 - Earnhardt and Pearson: The men who tamed Darlington - Dale Earnhardt has nine wins at Darlington Raceway.  Can he ever beat David Pearson's record of ten wins at the facility?
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/18/98 - NASCAR Changes Rules, McReynolds Speaks - Ford is forced to take 2 inches off their spoilers by NASCAR's most recent rule change. Larry McReynolds talked about the situation.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/14/98 - Chevrolet to redesign Monte Carlo for '99 - After using the existing Monte Carlo design for only three years, Chevy will switch to a redesigned Monte Carlo in '99.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/13/98 - Is Earnhardt's Career Complete?...'Hell no!' - Without an eighth championship, Earnhardt claims his career is not complete.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/10/98 - Earnhardt, Jarrett Offer Sons Their Advice at Darlington - Two of NASCAR's biggest names were at the fabled Darlington Raceway Tuesday, primarily to coach their sons.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/7/98 - Earnhardt's '98 Winston Select Paint Scheme - Dale will carry the Bass Pro Shop colors with him this year during the Winston Select in Charlotte.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 3/2/98 - Chevys, Pontiacs Get Concession from NASCAR - To help level competition, Ford will have to lower their spoilers 1/4 inch effective immediately.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/17/98 - Earnhardt Shows Silly Side on Letterman - Dale was on David Letterman's Late Show on Monday. Be sure to check out the top-10 reasons it took Dale 20 years to win the Daytona 500.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/16/98 - Earnhardt: Keep the Car, I Want my Penny - Dale carried a lucky penny with him Sunday in route to his Daytona 500 win.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/16/98 - Earnhardt to Make Late Night TV Rounds - The Intimidator will make visits with David Letterman and Jay Leno this week.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/16/98 - Earnhardt Enjoys Aftermath of Historic Win - One day after his win, Dale is still trying to convince himself of the biggest racing victory in his life.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/16/98 - Earnhardt Wins as Park's Winston Cup Career Begins - Earnhardt's 30-year-old protégé Steve Park has initiated what many think will be an illustrious racing career.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/15/98 - Redemption for Larry McReynolds - Dale's crew chief finally gets his first win with RCR, silencing his critics.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/15/98 - Fans Tear up Earnhardt's Turf - For a souvenir, fans tore up grass in the infield that Earnhardt drove on.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/15/98 - At Last Earnhardt Wins Daytona 500 - Dale ends his 59-race winless streak and finally wins his first Daytona 500.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/14/98 - Earnhardt Fights his Daytona "Demons" - Dale hopes to exorcise his Daytona 500 demons by finally winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/13/98 - Earnhardt Intimidating Again - Dale is back to his normal intimidating self according to Don Hawk, one of Earnhardt's closest confidants.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/12/98 - Earnhardt Wants his Day in Daytona - Nothing, well almost nothing, would be greater than seeing Dale in victory lane on Sunday.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/12/98 - Earnhardt Wins Ninth Straight Gatorade 125 - Earnhardt picked up his 30th win at Daytona International and put himself in the fourth starting spot for the Daytona 500.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/7/98 - Earnhardt Runs Under the Lights - Dale is pleased with Daytona International's new lighting system after running a 20-lap demonstration in the dark.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 2/2/98 - Earnhardt Makes IROC Field for 14th Time - Terry Labonte and Dale Earnhardt are among last four drivers to make 1998's IROC field.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1/29/98 - RCR Announces Promotions - Richard Childress has promoted several employees as a result of the team's recent growth.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1/29/98 - Earnhardt to Experience Daytona at Speed of Light - Dale will be the first driver to test at Daytona during night hours.
dot.gif (845 bytes) 1/25/98 - The Intimidator Frightened by Ford Taurus - Will the Ford have an advantage over Chevrolet again in 1998? Earnhardt thinks so.

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