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Earnhardt in December 1994

Dale Earnhardt, right, and his wife Teresa smile during the NASCAR Award Banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Year Trophy in New York Friday, Dec. 2, 1994. The 43- year-old Earnhardt, whose seventh series championship matched a record set by Richard Petty in 1976, the year that Earnhardt was voted NASCAR Rookie of the year, still is awed that he finds himself in this position. ADAM NADEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS