#TBT Dale Earnhardt, originator of the selfie?

August 07, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Photos of 'The Intimidator' win the day on Throwback Thursday

Selfies are all the rage these days. When Dale Earnhardt was growing up, they apparently were in vogue then as well.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who recently completed a sweep at Pocono Raceway, tweeted out a photo of his father as a child on Throwback Thursday.

This led us to wonder: What if the seven-time premier series champion, in addition to his other countless accomplishments on and off the track, was also the originator of the selfie?

Junior was asked a little bit more about the photo and here was his response.


Atlanta Motor Speedway also shared a different picture of an older Dale Earnhardt going to work on the track outside of the race car in 1992.

As the photos illustrate, "The Intimidator" was a man of many talents, some of them hidden until now.

Read more from Inside Groove here.

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