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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Earnhardt marathon on ESPN2

ESPN Classic celebrates the career of NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2. The Earnhardt marathon, hosted by Mike Gleason, will feature five NASCAR races and include tributes by Dr. Jerry Punch and Kenny Mayne. The day will also include classic conversations with Dale Sr. and Dale Jr., Earnhardt trivia and more. Here's Thursday's schedule:
All times Eastern

Dale Earnhardt marathon
Thursday, Nov. 22 on ESPN2

  • 10 a.m. - 1991 Holly Farms 400 (North Wilkesboro Speedway)
    Dale Earnhardt ends Harry Gant's quest for five straight NASCAR Winston Cup wins.

    Dale Earnhardt
    Dale Earnhardt's reputation as the Intimidator was evident on the track and absent off it.

  • Noon - 1989 Peak Performance 500 (Dover Downs International Speedway)
    Earnhardt outruns Mark Martin over the final 34 laps to win the Peak Performance 500.

  • 2 p.m. - 1991 Hanes 500 (Martinsville Speedway)
    The Intimidator races to his 50th NASCAR win on his 39th birthday.

  • 4 p.m. - 2000 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)
    Earnhardt holds off Bobby Labonte in a classic duel.

  • 6 p.m. - 1999 Goody's 500
    Earnhardt spins out Terry Labonte on his way to win the Goody's 500.

  • 8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt
    Earnhardt didn't provide much middle ground. Most fans either loved him or hated him, but there was no questioning his ability behind the wheel. SportsCentury presents an hour-long profile of the winner of a record-tying seven Winston Cups.

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