Dale Earnhardt's first stint 2004 Rolex 24 part 1 7 months ago   10:04

Bobby Patricca
Dale Earnhardt hops into the Corvette C5-R racer during the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona for his first stint during the race. Includes a fantastic "ride along" with him. I'm pretty sure if you look closely, you can see a sly little grin under the infamous moustache, as he was having an absolute blast doing this race. I have no doubt that had he not been tragically killed just a couple weeks later, he and Jr. would have found a way to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans for sure.

I recorded practically the entire 25 hours of live coverage, and now I'm working on uploading them to the web.

I'm going through the tapes now, I will upload more as I find clips worth posting!

Comments 56 Comments

He was loving this. He literally has a smirk the whole time.
Peter Petruzzi
Were these corvettes DEI cars or were they owned by Corvette Racing/ Pratt Miller?
Janos Balogh
THE MAN!!!😎😎😎
cesar gonzales viera
0.20 ,chevrolet camaro
Alan Sasek
Remember watching this live- still awesome seeing Dale in the Corvette.
Steve D#3
Passing a bunch of cars on slicks in the rain.First time with this type of racing.VERY INTIMIDATING..Still Missed 3
I'm the 333rd like 👌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼
Chris Sr.
Dale's favorite car!
This is awesome!!
Shine Racer
Dale was milking the shit out of that Vette! This man could've driven anything. I would've loved watching him race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. R.I.P Dale
Dale running Sports Cars full time is a huge "what could have been" and I'm sad I never got to witness it.
The ToeCutter
Watching Dale climb behind the wheel of that Vette, Made me think of a matador that could dance with any bull, No matter how big & bad that Bull is.
Anthony Price
The true grit dale sr had behind the wheel of any race car was remarkable. His ability was due to the must win mentality he had. This man had to win in his youth to feed his family. True American role model.
I bet Dale Jr would have done more sports car racing if not for that fire in the Sonoma Corvette in 04 and now the concussions he was spooked claimed the old man pulled him out of the car
TexasRocks HillCountry
For his very first time Dale did extremely well!
I saw Paul Gentalozzi live at the Inaugural Texaco Grand Prix in Houston 1998!
Morte Parla
A lot of people don't know Dale did a lot more racing than just NASCAR.
Michael Rosati
IROC was a cool series , too. These were the good ol day's. We love when father and son what a draw for the fans.. No better names in racing esp at Daytona. a master on the Daytona banking..
Jonathan Walker
St Dale
Chemical Spore
I bet Dale felt at home in a GM 3 car
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2004 Rolex 24 part 1 Dale Earnhardt's first stint 7 months ago   1:47:46

The start of the 2004 Rolex 24 at Daytona.