Dale Earnhardt film to Make Its Television Debut
He was the
one they called the “Intimidator.” His fans knew him by his famous
No. 3 black Chevrolet and fellow racers knew him as the man to beat. Dale
Earnhardt is known as one of the most legendary drivers in the history of
NASCAR, and his life both on and off the track is featured in the new two-hour
CMT feature, DALE, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.
encore at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6, with those
being the only additional scheduled airings of DALE on CMT prior to the film’s
release on DVD next year.
by NASCAR Images and CMT Films, DALE is the only authorized film on Dale
Earnhardt. Narrated by Paul Newman, this portrait of Dale Earnhardt includes
archival race footage, rare outtakes, never-before-seen family home videos and
interviews with his closest friends and family, toughest competitors and most
avid fans, illustrating the depth of Earnhardt’s influence in the racing world
and beyond. DALE was produced with the support and endorsement of Richard
Childress Racing, plus the Earnhardt family, corporation, and team.
legendary persona inspired people who had never even met him,” says wife
Teresa Earnhardt, “and this film will keep inspiring those who see it and
help to carry on his legacy.”
Earnhardt will always be one of the most dominant figures in the history of
NASCAR,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress
Racing, Earnhardt’s team owner and best friend. “He meant so much to the
millions of his fans throughout the world and I think DALE will give everyone a
unique perspective on him both as a racer and as a human being.”
airing on CMT, DALE was launched theatrically in February 2007 and premiered in
select cities on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series(TM) circuit. DALE will be
available on DVD first quarter 2008.
Earnhardt is widely regarded as one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time.
In his 22 seasons on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit, he racked up an
amazing 76 wins and seven championships, with career winnings totaling more
than $41 million. A perpetual fan favorite, Earnhardt was nicknamed “The
Intimidator” for his competitive instincts and highly aggressive driving
style. Although his death in 2001 on the last lap of the Daytona 500 cut short
his legendary career, he will always be remembered for his skill, determination
and passion for the sport.