KANNAPOLIS, NC - On April 29th, the birthday of Dale Earnhardt Sr. the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, with his son Kerry Earnhardt in attendance, unveiled a special number three Dale Earnhardt Sr. tribute race car which will remain on display at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on a permanent basis for all fans to enjoy.
After a birthday celebration at JR Motorsports earlier in the day, members of the Earnhardt family and representatives of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated were on hand to help present the car to the Kannapolis Intimidators. "This is an exciting addition to Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, in the town Dale called home," Intimidators general manager Randy Long said. "We encourage fans to come out and see the car, take pictures, look in the window, touch the hallowed number three and tell their own Dale stories."
"This is very special for all of us, Dale was a very avid baseball fan and this team in particular was very important to Dale," Jeff Steiner, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated said. "Also, since today is Dale's birthday it makes it even more of a special day and with great pleasure we present this car."
The car has the number three on the sides as well as the top and it has the Intimidators logo on the front of the car. Dale Earnhardt will be among the first five inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame which will open its doors for the first time on May 11th in Charlotte, NC. Earnhardt will be formally inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 23rd in a ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The Intimidators are enjoying their 16th season of play as an organization. This organization has produced such talents as Jimmy Rollins, Gordon Beckham and NFL star Ricky Williams. For more information, or for tickets, call the Intimidators front office at 704.932.FANS (3267) or visit IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
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