DALE EARNHARDT SR 1998 DAYTONA 500 WIN RACED VERSION GOODWRENCH SERVICE PLUS #3 MONTE CARLO 1/64 ACTION DIECAST (ADVANCED ORDER)
Nineteen times, Dale Earnhardt fired the engine of his NASCAR Cup Series®
car with visions of winning the DAYTONA 500®
. A victory in the
biggest race had eluded its biggest star in each of those 19 attempts. While Earnhardt had championships and the most race wins of any
driver in history at DAYTONA®
, and numerous wins in other events at other race tracks, he had yet to cross the DAYTONA 500®
his already legendary status.
That all changed on February 15, 1998.
The 1998 DAYTONA 500®
marked the beginning of the 50th Anniversary season of NASCAR®
. Earnhardt, driving the No. 3 GM Goodwrench
Service Plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Richard Childress Racing, started the race from the fourth position. As he had many times at
, Earnhardt raced in the lead pack and spent time at the front of the field on several occasions. A caution flag with just 26 laps
remaining saw all of the leaders hit pit road. Earnhardt’s ultra-fast pit crew got him back out in front for the restart that came with 22 laps
Earnhardt remained out front with just two laps remaining, but two competitors were riding in his tire tracks as cars went crashing
behind them. In the era where drivers could race back to the caution flag, Earnhardt not only had to keep the competition in his rear view
mirror, but also had to negotiate lapped traffic to get to the white and caution flags that were flying simultaneously.
Like the DAYTONA®
master that he was, Earnhardt remained in the lead, took the white and caution flags, and eventually cruised
beneath the checkered flag to the adoration and excitement of the tens of thousands of NASCAR®
fans in attendance at DAYTONA®
Earnhardt’s DAYTONA 500®
win not only brought a highlight to his incredible career, but it was celebrated throughout the garage. Nearly
every pit crew member of every race team congratulated Earnhardt with high-fives as he drove down pit road en route to Victory Lane in
what has become one of the most memorable moments in NASCAR®
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Earnhardt’s DAYTONA 500®
victory, as well as the 75th Anniversary of NASCAR®
, Lionel Racing is
excited to offer the official Raced-Win die-cast of Earnhardt’s DAYTONA®
-winning No. 3 Chevrolet as part of its NASCAR®
Each unique die-cast will feature the NASCAR®
75th Anniversary logo under the hood.
Produced in 1:24-scale on Lionel Racing’s authentic 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo tooling that features an opening hood and trunk, this
die-cast will feature all the markings that the legendary No. 3 had as it sat in DAYTONA®
’s Victory Lane. Lionel Racing’s die-cast artists have
recreated every decal, scratch, scuff, and more to create a die-cast that reflects all the emotion and excitement of Earnhardt’s DAYTONA
Celebrate this incredible moment in motorsports history with this official NASCAR®
Classics die-cast offering from Lionel Racing. It will be
produced in strictly limited quantities, so place your order now!
Due in December 2023. You will not be charged until your car is in stock & ready to ship.