The Earnhardts finished second in their class and fourth overall, against the best road racers in the world, proving that Dale and his son's driving abilities were world-class. The father and son team had also planned to co-drive the Corvette at the 24 hours of Le Mans in France. But Dale Sr. ironically died in a NASCAR race at Daytona a few months later. Dale's crash and death resulted in the world-wide use of the HANS device neck restraint to be used in all world class racing.
Also in this painting, Kelly Collins and Andy Pilgrim (co-drivers in the #3 Corvette) are shown in the background looking on as the Earnhardts discuss the race during furling and tire changing. The winning #2 Corvette that was driven by Chris Kneifel, Johnny O'Connell, Franck Freon and Ron Fellows, is shown in the distance charging through the rain toward the tri-oval.
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