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Dale Earnhardt won Daytona 500 With Lucky Penny

By BRENDAN MARKS bmarks@charlotteobserver.com, 02/17/18, 3:30PM EST

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The day before that race, a girl named Wessa Miller gave Earnhardt a lucky penny. He glued it to his dash...

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It all began in 1998, when Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 for the only time in his legendary career. The day before that race, a girl named Wessa Miller gave Earnhardt a lucky penny. He glued it to his dash on the spot, and the next day, that penny was in the car as Earnhardt crossed the finish line.

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