Dale Earnhardt - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

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All sports have heroes, legends, and icons. Dale Earnhardt Sr. ticks all three of those boxes. NASCAR’s “Intimidator” is one of three men to win the Winston Cup Championship an incredible seven times, but the road to NASCAR glory wasn’t easy. His is a true story of the American dream! Join James Pumphrey as he rides shotgun in #3… buckle up NASCAR fans, and let’s do it for Dale!

Footage © NASCAR media Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

“Pass in the Grass” footage courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway, LLC.

Big thanks to the primary source for this episode, “At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt,” by Leigh Montville

Thanks to Carlos R. Bobadilla for the killer illustrations on short notice. Check out more of his work on Instagram: sorqus

Big ups to Raghav Arumugam for the always stellar animation work. Dig his KGshows page channel for more: kgshows.info

Props to Guilherme Lopes (@_glopes on the gram) for the dope editing, and to Zach for bringing it home.

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  1. C Evens
    C Evens
    4 саат мурун


  2. Tony M
    Tony M
    5 саат мурун

    Sorry bro,but that was not the pass on the grass.He actually did a pass in the grass,several times in his career though, when you were still in your dad's sack

  3. ItsNickHomie
    7 саат мурун

    Dudes just packed full of estrogen.

  4. Madara 0.0
    Madara 0.0
    7 саат мурун

    Man this made me cry

  5. 2005_ford_crown_victoria_p71
    12 саат мурун

    Now do Jeff gordon

  6. VerbFerg
    16 саат мурун

    Would you guys do one about Jimmie ?

  7. dale3life
    17 саат мурун

    Save us a cold one dale

  8. Jules
    23 саат мурун


  9. Levi Cline
    Levi Cline
    Күн мурун

    This unfortunately sounds similar to when Kobe passed away

  10. Grant Schulz
    Grant Schulz
    Күн мурун

    Please make top ten car chases from the 2010s

  11. Snowyr6
    Күн мурун

    I’m not crying you’re crying

  12. Gideon Tladi
    Gideon Tladi
    Күн мурун

    Eatching this on fathers day. Amazing.

  13. Carmelo Gaite
    Carmelo Gaite
    Күн мурун

    Never been a fan of Nascar, and never thought James Pumphrey would ever make me cry. But dang it, that follow your dreams bit got me.

  14. Joseph Petruccio
    Joseph Petruccio
    Күн мурун

    I haven’t cried this hard since my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you asshole. I love you.

  15. Michael Umphlettee
    Michael Umphlettee
    Күн мурун

    Follow your dreams hit hard

  16. Garrett Barbosa
    Garrett Barbosa
    Күн мурун

    You guys rule almost as much as the intimidator! Rock on boys!!!

  17. Zach Canfield
    Zach Canfield
    2 күн мурун

    I remember waking up early on sundays as a kid to go to my grandparents place & watch Dale race. I was a massive fan. I remember his last race like it was yesterday. It was gut wrenching as a kid & it still hurts to this day. But like you said, legends never die. Raise hell, Praise Dale🤘🏼#3 forever 🐐

  18. Raleigh Cygan
    Raleigh Cygan
    2 күн мурун

    I actually choked up during this video. No. 3 forever

  19. Co Ne
    Co Ne
    2 күн мурун

    Didn't even knew the guy cause i am from europe and nascar is not a thing here... still cried tho what a story. Thank you james and donut

  20. arminski1996
    2 күн мурун

    And thank you donut media for spreading the greatness🙏🏻

  21. arminski1996
    2 күн мурун

    After watching this, I never thought I would’ve cared about nascar even tho I’m a huge gear head. I am very thankful for learning and watching this. I always knew who dale was. But today I really knew what he was. A fucking legend. Thank you dale for showing us not to ever give up on ourselves no matter what the circumstances are! Rip hero

  22. nate saxe
    nate saxe
    2 күн мурун

    This fucking guy 😮 😂💀

  23. Kyle Colabella
    Kyle Colabella
    2 күн мурун

    DO IT FOR DALE!!!!

  24. Acey
    3 күн мурун

    I wasn't expecting to cry today but here we are. My childhood idol. Good job guys

  25. Andrea Watto
    Andrea Watto
    3 күн мурун

    Do it for dale ! 😀

  26. Romster Monster Motor sport
    Romster Monster Motor sport
    3 күн мурун

    What song is at 0:23

  27. Bob Williams
    Bob Williams
    3 күн мурун


  28. Jeremy McLellan
    Jeremy McLellan
    3 күн мурун

    Man James I love you brother keep up the awesome work man

  29. Rhino Gaming
    Rhino Gaming
    3 күн мурун

    Donut, You've made me laugh, be inspired, learn more than ever, but you've never made me weep over a racing story. Check that one off the list. I appreciate the great content

  30. Brian Brown
    Brian Brown
    3 күн мурун

    First time don’t media made me cry... what the duck dudes...

  31. I Ivanoff
    I Ivanoff
    4 күн мурун

    literally nobody knows that dude outside the US

  32. Raceking46
    4 күн мурун

    You made me cry dick... lol. well done sir.... well done

  33. Magnus lind
    Magnus lind
    4 күн мурун

    Im Danish so nascar has never been my thing. I knew about Dale and all the references and all that, but I’ve never really heard the story and history about him. So seeing this and having James as the storyteller really made me cry with James. James passion and love for Dale made me very emotional with him. So here I am, a 19 year old danish mechanic crying in his bed…

  34. Robert White
    Robert White
    4 күн мурун

    Best video yet. It even choked me up! Amazing job guys.

  35. Shad
    4 күн мурун

    Bio pic needed

  36. Michael Clement
    Michael Clement
    4 күн мурун

    Jeff Gordon would have at least tied Petty if they didn’t change the format to stop a Californian from tying the good old southern boys.

  37. Shannon Gray
    Shannon Gray
    4 күн мурун

    Dale was a driver I respected he was not my favorite but my favorite because I am a Ford fan but I know how all of his fans felt the day he passed because my favorite driver Davey Allison was killed in a helicopter crash I feel y'all's pain and after I dug deeper into Dale's life history the more I respected the man in black he was truly an american hero he showed us all that hard work and determination and passion for your dreams can make them come true I miss Dale like I miss my favorite driver Davey they both had similar early years with the exception that Davy did have the advantage of his father bobby but bobby made Davey earn his own way it wasent give to him bobby made sure if your gonna drive your gonna earn it but dale had to do it by himself after his dad passed and had it hard but push on through to make it making the common man know where there is a will there Is a way ...great video very well done do one on Davey Allison please I'd love that

  38. Michael Clement
    Michael Clement
    4 күн мурун

    If there’s one thing everyone should take away from this video it’s this; just bite your lip and keep on strokin’!

  39. Anything Automotive
    Anything Automotive
    4 күн мурун

    I was expecting dale jr to comment

  40. Micko Paparo
    Micko Paparo
    5 күн мурун


  41. Drago Ryo
    Drago Ryo
    5 күн мурун

    does anyone know the name of the song in 0:21 ?

  42. Emery Lindeman
    Emery Lindeman
    5 күн мурун

    Do it for Dale!!!!

  43. Mason Pearce
    Mason Pearce
    5 күн мурун

    Next up to speed gotta be about Dan Gurney

    6 күн мурун

    Great video man😥bravo👏👏

  45. Jamia Lenard
    Jamia Lenard
    6 күн мурун

    I avoided this video until day…..I remember this day so well. As a racing fan F1 NASCAR Indy Etc….DALE IS STILL MY FAVORITE DRIVER.

  46. Macaulay Davidson
    Macaulay Davidson
    6 күн мурун

    Anyone know the song that the killer riff belongs to in the beginning of the video??

  47. Flashrocket Chapman
    Flashrocket Chapman
    6 күн мурун

    you forgot the one year he raced Corvette Racing's C5.R at the Rolex 24.

  48. Andy Denison
    Andy Denison
    6 күн мурун

    Good luck penny, honest to goodness emotion, and my autosport reference is now donut awesome and da feeling media. Damnamagang! If I find out you did a senna imola episode I might need someone to hold my hand.... And I weigh 130 kg with a centre of gravity akin to a London bus.

    1. Andy Denison
      Andy Denison
      6 күн мурун

      BBC and NBC would hold their lip but this is exactly how history should be exposed... With deep down heart.

    2. Andy Denison
      Andy Denison
      6 күн мурун

      Ooouff #feels

  49. beancraftboy21
    6 күн мурун

    11:38 pause

  50. Chris Brown
    Chris Brown
    7 күн мурун

    You joke but I actually had a hollow humorous bone which broke 4 times before I had to get steroids injected into the bone.

  51. Andrew Rich
    Andrew Rich
    7 күн мурун

    Raise hell, praise Dale

  52. Ryan The Great
    Ryan The Great
    7 күн мурун


  53. Hector Edmondson
    Hector Edmondson
    7 күн мурун

    A thing on rock crawler

  54. Jardin Boot
    Jardin Boot
    7 күн мурун

    I'm far from a nascar fan , But Dale was just one of those figures that will live forever in hearts of motorsports fans world wide forever . Do it for Dale!!

  55. Nicholas Bingham
    Nicholas Bingham
    7 күн мурун

    Up to speed on rusty Wallace guys. My grandmother just passed away and her and I have loved rusty since I was 5

  56. Brandon Sias
    Brandon Sias
    8 күн мурун

    Thank you Dale!

  57. Landon Vonderhaar
    Landon Vonderhaar
    8 күн мурун

    The next Up To Speed should be about either Polaris or the Chevy C-10. Please James

  58. Da One TL
    Da One TL
    8 күн мурун

    I was born about 3 years after Dale died. When I was about 5, my uncle (the most unlikely nascar fan, don’t ask why) showed me this collection he had where he said he recorded every single Dale race. He played me the most important ones in chronological order, which made me a fan. Then he showed me the last one. The last recording ended before the race did.

  59. The Boolin Redneck
    The Boolin Redneck
    8 күн мурун

    EmpLemon made a pretty good video aswell on Dale earmhart if anyone wants to see it but this is pretty good

    8 күн мурун

    FOR DALE !!!! 😭😭😭

  61. Raymond Walker
    Raymond Walker
    9 күн мурун

    Raise hell praise Dale!!!!!

  62. boof bo
    boof bo
    9 күн мурун

    Please we need a up to speed in keiichi tsuchiya

  63. bluecamarodriver94
    9 күн мурун

    Your the man bro! Can just tell you're so down to earth

  64. yarrowind9
    9 күн мурун

    DO IT FOR DALE I love you, thank you for that awesome vision for the younger generation to strive for

  65. Steve Posey
    Steve Posey
    9 күн мурун

    Great tribute. Although I grew up in the 90s I didn't start watching Nascar until my adulthood. This was very informative and solidifies the respect he earned throughout his career. Thank you for making this video it tonight me alot about a legend.

  66. Chase Schwinn
    Chase Schwinn
    9 күн мурун


  67. Jarrett Reese
    Jarrett Reese
    10 күн мурун

    My favorite episode of up to speed ever

  68. Bolisay Jeff Ronan M.
    Bolisay Jeff Ronan M.
    10 күн мурун

    He's either invincible or the goat or both. he's the invincible goat.

  69. Hayden Newton
    Hayden Newton
    10 күн мурун

    I have so much Dale Earnhart collectibles. My favorite thing abt him is that everyone said that when he died, nascar died. Which was so true

  70. Cody Dillon
    Cody Dillon
    10 күн мурун

    "Darth Vader black car." That was awesome...long with the laser effects

  71. Tyler Griffis
    Tyler Griffis
    10 күн мурун

    I hope someone close to Dale Jr. showed him this video, to show him how much people still love and care about his dad and what he did for racing. To remind him how he inspired people he never even met and 20 years later still brings them to tears. Thank you James for not editing out those moments and showing the true passion you have for this, you're a great guy and you guys at Donut are a great team. Do it for Dale.

  72. Joe Ham
    Joe Ham
    10 күн мурун


  73. AHappyTeddyDog
    10 күн мурун

    What is Kevin Spacey doin at 5:18 in the back

  74. The Rayven
    The Rayven
    10 күн мурун

    I remember the newscast the day he died... When I first heard it, I thought nothing of it... People die all the time I'm motorsports back then... But when I realized who it was, I had to watch again... And upon realizing who it was, my heart stopped at that moment... I couldn't believe it... Denial set in... I didn't want to believe the man was gone... I watched a many of races, looking for that black number 3 that never showed... Eventually I accepted he was gone... Though I never met the in person, I felt as though I lost a member of my family... I grew up watching up watching Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bennie Pearson, Rusty Wallace... Guys like that... Earnhardt was a mentor of mine... And when I took up racing for a short time, I learned from him... I'm a sim racer now, but still use the Earnhardt mentality... Dale Earnhardt Sr., You will not be forgotten... He now is among other motorsport Legends like Ayrton Senna, Colin McRae, Sapine Schmidt, and others... Drivers come and drivers go, but the LEGENDS, live forever...

  75. Twinz888
    10 күн мурун

    Fake cry

  76. 211212112
    10 күн мурун

    That damn penny got me

  77. 211212112
    10 күн мурун

    NC BBQ sucks. I wouldn’t even consider it BBQ. And the sauce was pretty much just vinegar.

  78. Weston Vaughn
    Weston Vaughn
    10 күн мурун

    This has been my favorite up to speed so far. Made me tear up a little. #DO IT FOR DALE

  79. Clint Girodat
    Clint Girodat
    11 күн мурун

    I remember it all when it happen but thanks James for making a 36 year old man into a cry baby. Go Dale #3

  80. Destiny Tom
    Destiny Tom
    11 күн мурун

    The earthy nylon methodically dislike because gold briefly bang despite a magenta low. giddy, noisy palm

  81. Steven Clackley
    Steven Clackley
    11 күн мурун

    Bro it could not had been any better if anyone else had done it.

  82. charles huber
    charles huber
    12 күн мурун

    It’s said that If dale been involved in the first crash he might not have died in the second one because he wouldn’t be in the position he was in

  83. Gabriel Macedo
    Gabriel Macedo
    12 күн мурун

    His crash was a ridiculous way to die. How could someone survive the 96 crash and die with a ridiculous wall hit like this?!

  84. shaggjkh1985
    12 күн мурун

    Dale lives in my motor.

  85. BloxRecords
    13 күн мурун

    My dream car is now a simple monte carlo with the number 3 on it

  86. Will Hand
    Will Hand
    13 күн мурун

    Are we not gonna talk about the time he flipped the car and went back into the race

  87. Mindblow
    13 күн мурун

    EmpLemon made a brilliant video about Dale Earnhardt. Seriously check it out.

  88. I_AM2
    13 күн мурун

    Dale Earnhardt... GREAT driver, but willing to put ANYONE into the wall in order to win. REGARDLESS of the danger that entailed.

  89. LatinoHeatWin
    13 күн мурун

    Hey guys! Where is my Nissan Stagea Up to Speed video??? ❤

  90. Tim G
    Tim G
    13 күн мурун

    Greatest nickname in sports history.

  91. Tim G
    Tim G
    13 күн мурун

    Dale didn't have enough of a single paint for his first car. So, he combined all of the paint cans together to have enough. It came out pink! It also was good enough to run near the top. Won enough money for more paint!

  92. Darrell Wiegand
    Darrell Wiegand
    13 күн мурун

    Best and hardest episode to watch

  93. Pat Clevenger
    Pat Clevenger
    13 күн мурун

    20 years later and we still do it for dale.

  94. Patrick Castillo
    Patrick Castillo
    13 күн мурун

    Doooooooo it for daaaale

  95. Patrick Kennedy
    Patrick Kennedy
    14 күн мурун

    I remember where I was when I saw Dale Earnhardt's death: I was at a friend's birthday party that day and got to watch the final laps at home on Topeka Avenue in Wildwood Crest, NJ, and when I saw Ken Schrader frantically waiving his arms for safety crews, I knew something was wrong, and I was six

  96. Hot Dogs
    Hot Dogs
    14 күн мурун

    Dale was Nascar

  97. Matt
    14 күн мурун

    My wife started crying during this...and she knows nothing about cars or racing. well done!

  98. Ben McDonald
    Ben McDonald
    14 күн мурун

    Niki Lauda next?

  99. Andrew ONeil
    Andrew ONeil
    14 күн мурун

    You gotta be a legend to have a fucking amazing roller coaster named after you

  100. Noah McBride
    Noah McBride
    14 күн мурун

    Damn, who put this lump in my throat🥺