You probably don’t need to be reminded of how badass Dale Earnhardt Sr. was.
But, if for some reason you do, NBC Sports shared the perfect video Sunday morning.
“The Intimidator” famously cleared mud off his windshield while racing at Richmond Raceway (then-Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway) on Feb. 23, 1986. Yes, he really did that.
Take a look at this awesome throwback video:
On this day in 1986, Dale Earnhardt cleaned off his windshield…
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 23, 2020
Despite Earnhardt’s best efforts (he led a race-high 299 laps), he wound up finishing third in the Miller High Life 400. Kyle Petty took the checkered flag, largely thanks to a last-lap crash involving Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip.
As for today’s NASCAR drivers, they’ll convene Sunday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Penzoil 400.
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