Created By: allanjackson on September 26, 2012 Last Edited By: allanjackson on September 26, 2012
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Dale Earnhardt Lives on

Keeping the legend of the 3 alive

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Dale Earnhardt, a driver who was considered a Nascar legend by many with many with accomplishments such, wins,championships and awards. Always a had a chance to win the race. He was many peoples favorite driver. When his life ended suddenly and unexpectedly people took it upon them selves to keep themselves alive. The number 3 is no longer in the major series but is one of the most seen numbers now.

examples
  • In the movie Zombieland the Hummers have a 3 painted on the side for Dale Earnhardt
  • The song "The Last Ride" was based on Dale Earnhardt
  • 3 a movie that portrays Dale Earnhardt was made.
  • Speed Network's The 10 a count down of significant Nascar moments almost always has Dale Earnhardt in #1 position
  • Also their show The Day was basically made around the idea of his final race.
  • In real life For most of the 2001 season his fans held up 3 fingers on lap 3, His son raced a 3 car sponsored by Wrangler, Dale won the popular driver award for 2001.

Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • September 26, 2012
    Shnakepup
    Do you have anymore examples in works of fiction? I don't think Real Life examples really count towards establishing a trope...but if you know of more examples in fiction, we might have a trope here.

    Also, the title makes me think of some kind of conspiracy where Dale is actually still alive. I'd change it to something like "Dale Earnhardt's Legacy" or something.
  • September 26, 2012
    Aries
    Well... I'm not a huge NASCAR fan, so I probably wouldn't notice much. With that being said, I don't think this is tropeworthy. The same thing could be said about Elvis or Bob Marley. Or even Micheal Jordan, who is still living today.
  • September 26, 2012
    Koveras
    Who the hell is Dale Earnhardt? I have only read the title and the laconic and I didn't get the idea what this trope is about. Considering that I am usually quick to grasp things and universally educated, these must have been a bad title and laconic.
  • September 26, 2012
    surgoshan
    Dale Earnhardt was a very popular NASCAR driver. He died on the track. That's pretty much it.
  • September 26, 2012
    Aries
    This is Not A Trope.

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