"Steely-Eyed" Dale - 1981
Dale Earnhardt was sitting in the #2 Rod Osterlund "Wrangler Jeans Machine" PONTIAC NASCAR Winston Cup Series ride on pit road during January 1981 Daytona Speedway testing when photographer Dozier Mobley captured the steely-eyed "Earnhardt Stare" for sponsor Wrangler's 1981 press kit and photo mailer. You'd never catch Dale with a flat "rap-style" brim on his cap. He immediately personally "shaped" his ball caps when you handed him one.
This was Dale's "Mustard Yellow" driving suit with blue western shoulder motiff that he detested. We also had a blue Wrangler suit (he won at Nashville & Talladega in it) that he hated almost as much. He always preferred the light color white or creme colored suits.