‘Dale’: Fascinating documentary to screen in Fayetteville

Fri, 03/09/2007 - 11:54am
By: Michael Boylan

I am not a NASCAR fan. I have been to Atlanta Motor Speedway on media day and have seen the cars do test laps and, while I was moved by the power of the machines and their drivers, I have never been able to fathom watching a race from start to finish.

That said, I had a chance to watch the documentary “Dale,” which will run at Tinseltown in Fayetteville next Tuesday-Thursday and I must admit it was incredibly interesting. Dale Earnhardt’s story is well-known to NASCAR fans and his tragic end made headlines around the world, but for anyone with even a mild interest in the sport, “Dale” makes racing and the legend come to life on the big screen.

The film is narrated by Paul Newman, which gives any project gravitas, and it boasts never-before-seen footage of home videos of the Earnhardt family and interviews from some of NASCAR’s biggest names. “Dale” shows the different sides of the man known as “The Intimidator,” the no-nonsense tough guy on the track and the family man kicking back at home.

For those of you who can’t get enough of “#3,” or if you just want to see some terrific racing on the big screen, check out “Dale.”


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