Martha Stewart Was Earnhardt Hometown’s Visitor

August 1, 2008 by · 22 Comments
Filed under: Dale Earnhardt 

It was Martha Stewart who visited Dale Earnhardt’s hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina Thursday, not Oprah Winfrey as previously reported here.

 

The city of Kannapolis, along with the Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau, removed the ‘Dale Trail’ banners around town last week in anticipation of the arrival of a ‘VIP’ at the towns N.C Research Campus.

The banners were originally put up to honor Earnhardt, the 7 time NASCAR Champion.

The removal of the Earnhardt banners sparked a massive public outcry from NASCAR fans around the country — and put a black eye on the city of Kannapolis.

Earnhardt fans accused city leaders of bowing to pressure from big-money interests in removing the banners — a move that was originally called permanent by Kannapols City Manager Mike Legg.

Now the city seems to be backing off their original hard-line stance amid the outcry. Legg has indicated that the banners may be replaced in the future.

Stewart was given a tour of the campus by California billionaire David Murdick in his Range Rover according to the Salisbury Post.

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