1998  ยป DieHard 500














































With 48 laps to go and the lead pack heading towards the start/finish line, Ward Burton made slight contact with Dale Earnhardt's quarter-panel. Earnhardt (#3) hit Bill Elliott (#94), sending both drivers head-on into the outside wall. Elliott and Earnhardt were nearly locked together as fire erupted from Elliott's car, causing Earnhardt to suffer second degree burns to his face. Elliott suffers a bruised sternum. Nearly twenty cars in all were involved in the massive pileup.
1998
Stock Cars
NASCAR Cup Series
Ford Taurus
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Pontiac Grand Prix
Ford Thunderbird
United States
Oval (Paved)
Talladega Superspeedway
DieHard 500
No
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