2 Dales / 1981 / Osterlund / Wrangler
When Richard Petty won the 1981 Daytona 500, his long time crew chief (and cousin), Dale Inman was crying in victory lane. The media didn't know yet that car owner Rod Osterlund had hired Inman away from Petty Enterprises to turn wrenches for his 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, Dale Earnhardt. When Osterlund later in 1981 sold the team to JD Stacy, driver Earnhardt and sponsor, Wrangler Jeans departed to join Richard Childress Racing. One can only speculate what the pairing of the two Dales might have accomplished.
National Speed Sport News photo, photographer not named.