Long Live No. 3: BMS honoring Dale Earnhardt, Sr. for Food City 500


Officials are Bristol Motor Speedway have spent the weekend paying tribute to a NASCAR legend and Bristol fan favorite. 

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt first NASCAR cup series victory. 

That win came on April 1, 1979 in the Southeastern 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

Prior to the start of today’s race, fans were able to receive a limited edition print of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. crossing the finish line to seal his first cup series victory. 

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