Ralph Earnhardt Diecast
Had Ralph Earnhardt not decided to go stock car racing in 1949 we may have never heard of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr.
In 1956 Ralph Earnhardt won the NASCAR Sportsman Championship, what is known today as the Nationwide series.
Over the course of his career he was track champion at both Columbia Speedway and Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.
He built and maintained his own race cars in a shop behind his home in Kannapolis, North Carolina at the corner of Coach and Sedan streets. Earnhardt had a reputation for building bullet-proof cars and kept them in A-1 condition.
He found that one of the most durable cars for the Carolina dirt tracks was a 1940 Ford Coupe.
Ralph named a son in his own name. Dale Earnhardt’s full name is Ralph Dale Earnhardt, and his son is Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
This is a NASCAR Platinum Series Lionel Action Racing Collectibles car with authentic highly detailed parts.