3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story is a 2004 television movie produced by ESPN depicting the life of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. It chronicles his life from his humble upbringing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, throughout his career racing automobiles to... read more

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story is a 2004 television movie produced by ESPN depicting the life of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. It chronicles his life from his humble upbringing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, throughout his career racing automobiles to include his rise to dominance in NASCAR, culminating with his death in the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Its central theme focuses on the relationship between him and his father, Ralph Earnhardt, as well as the relationship between him and his youngest son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. It was first broadcast on December 11, 2004, and subsequently released on DVD. Barry Pepper was cast in the lead role to star as Earnhardt; giving a credible performance which earned him a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.

Original Release

12/11/2004

US Release

12/11/2004

Cast

Barry Pepper Dale Earnhardt
Elizabeth Mitchell Teresa Earnhardt
Ernest Whitted Pit Crowd
Andrea Powell Martha Earnhardt
J.K. Simmons Ralph Earnhardt
Sean Bridgers Neil Bonnett
David Lewis Brooks Earnhardt Pit Crew
Russell Brooks Earnhardt Pit Crew
Joe Chrest Jake Elder
Russell Cook Press Conference VIP
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Russell Mulcahy

Writers

Robert Eisele

Cast

Barry Pepper Dale Earnhardt
Elizabeth Mitchell Teresa Earnhardt
Ernest Whitted Pit Crowd
Andrea Powell Martha Earnhardt
J.K. Simmons Ralph Earnhardt
Sean Bridgers Neil Bonnett
David Lewis Brooks Earnhardt Pit Crew
Russell Brooks Earnhardt Pit Crew
Joe Chrest Jake Elder
Russell Cook Press Conference VIP
Teresa Delgado Kelly Earnhardt
Thunderbird Dinwiddie Connie
Tricia Dyar Daisy
Corri English Kelly Earnhardt
Michael Flippo Wayne Robertson
Daniel Freeze Dale Pit Crew
Frank Glidden Kerry
Craig S. Harper Kenny Schrader
Andy Hillenburg Deke
Kenneth M. Johnston Darrell Waltrip Pit Crew Member

Producers

Barry Pepper Executive Producer
Orly Adelson Producer
Lynn Raynor Producer
Skip Schoolnik Producer
Jonathan Eskenas Producer

Editors

William B. Stich

2005 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
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