Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. was an American professional car racer and team owner who competed in the old NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1975 to 2001.

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Best Dale Earnhardt Quotes

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You win some, lose some, and wreck some. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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Finishing races is important, but racing is more important. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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If we’re going to run for points we need to run in the top-five every week. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Second place is just the first place loser. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Two of my favorite things are my steering wheel and my Remington rifle. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I enjoy Saturday night racing. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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That’s what we’re striving for, making us a contender in every race. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

That strategy of racing for the top five and racing for the win is where everybody wants to be. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Tried on daddy’s 1979 rookie firesuit a while back. Smelled every bit of 36 years old. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

If my wheel comes off and I hit the fence real hard, I get to whack every damn one of you with a hammer. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I don’t want to argue with my wife about her car – or my driving. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

As a GM Goodwrench Service Plus dealer, I understand how good service makes a difference to our customers. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I’ve had confidence in myself all along. It was just a matter of getting the pieces back in place. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Top Dale Earnhardt Quotes

But I’m good to go through my contract with Childress, and my determination is to win races and try to win that other championship. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

You would not believe how loose this car is for two laps after the green. Then, just like that, it’s back to how it was before. But, those first few laps, damn, it’s loose! JUNIOR NO LIKEY! ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I wasn’t trying to wreck him, I just wanted to rattle his cage. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Winning isn’t everything to me, but it’s a close second. Losing isn’t something that I can just brush off and fake a smile to hide my frustration. It’s that will and determination that I hope will get me where I want to go. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

The atmosphere seems to change once the sun goes down and the race fans get to watch a good show. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car. It’s the one who refuses to lose. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I like working with him. We have a really good working relationship. It’s even better now than it was. We always had a great relationship growing up and all that – racing together and all that. But this racing gets to you sometimes and we got to beating on each other a little bit. So it probably was a good thing. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Richard Childress and myself have made some important innovations on our cars. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

You’ve got to be closer to the edge than ever to win. That means sometimes you go over the edge, and I don’t mean driving, either. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

The thing about it is, all those races we lost, we won this race together. We won it as a team. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Maybe now that we have the same sponsor in Remington we can spend some time together outdoors. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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I always have fun. I don’t really go without fun too long. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Not paying his bills, sleeping on the floor. But all he wanted to do was race and that came first. It still gets me to start talking about Earnhardt. I get emotional. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Famous Dale Earnhardt Quotes

In what other sport do you get a 15-second break every hour? ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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I started 20 years without missing a race and ESPN started broadcasting on the air waves. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Growing up, I’ve enjoyed hunting with my father. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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I felt like the track came to us, but then it went beyond us. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

My father could look straight ahead but concentrate on something on the very edge of his vision, almost nearly behind him. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

Inspirational Dale Earnhardt Quotes

When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I’m just trying not to get run over. That’s number one. Number two is you gotta catch the guy in front of ya. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

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I want to be up front racing. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

That’s life. You’ve got to deal with it, good and bad. We’ll be all right. I mean, if we make the chase, we make it. If we don’t, we don’t. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

It’s just really hard to work and get better, building and planning for the future with the new Monte Carlo and keeping the race team intact and keeping them healthy. ~ Dale Earnhardt.

I woke up this morning, and I still don’t believe I won the Daytona 500. ~ Dale Earnhardt.


So these were the 40 plus top Dale Earnhardt quotes on racing, motivation and life.

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