We all know about Dale Earnhardt Sr., The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Larger than life, 10 feet tall, bulletproof ... except when he wasn't.
Thanks to a video that was recently
declassified posted at racingwin.com, we now know that Senior actually did have a softer side, at least when it came to his love of racing.
At the Brickyard 400 in 1996, Dale was forced to relinquish his seat to Mike Skinner at the first caution due to injuries sustained in the previous week's accident at Talladega, where he sustained a broken sternum, collarbone, and shoulder blade. Ouch.
First, the Talladega crash, for those with the stomach to watch it: