Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is especially interested in Dale Earnhardt. We think that he is fantastic, and are proud of serving the area around The Dale Trail, which goes through Dale Earnhardt’s hometown and stops at landmarks which relate to his life and NASCAR career.
The tour begins along Dale Earnhardt Blvd, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, which was named in 1992. On this street is the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Visitor Center where people can pick up a collectible brochure and map of The Dale Trail.
Once on the trail, you will visit the Car Town neighborhood where Dale grew up and used to race his bike. You will also see where he cruised in his yellow ’56 Chevrolet as a teenager. During these stops, you will learn about how Dale gained his love for racing by watching his dad (Ralph Earnhardt) build race cars.
The trail also passes by Ralph Earnhardt’s grave, with a race car engraved on it. Highway 29 – known as the “Flying Mile” can be seen where the mechanics tested the cars that they worked on.
There are many more stops along the way, and we at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet hope that you spend some time exploring Dale Earnhardt’s history. This trail is the first motorsports heritage trail in the country, and if you need a car to travel the trail, be sure to stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.