23 Jan '14, 3pm

Throwback Thursday: Earnhardts share magic racing moment at '01 #Rolex24. #TBT #NASCAR

The 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona was a magic racing moment for Dale Earnhardt and son Dale Earnhardt Jr., who split time driving the No. 3 Corvette C5-R with Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins. Despite heavy rain for much of the race and a lack of familiarity with the fast, lightweight Corvettes, the Earnhardts more than held up their end of the bargain, as the team finished fourth overall in the 79-car field and second in the highly competitive GTS class. All weekend long, the elder Earnhardt was a sponge for information. While he was a seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, Earnhardt was a novice with the Corvette. "Keep an eye on my times," Earnhardt said to his teammates over the radio during his first three-hour shift in heavy rains. "If I'm going too slow, call me in and put Andy back in." "You're doing fine," Pilgrim responded. Pilgrim was impressed by Earnhardt's driving. ...

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