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Earnhardt in December 1986

Dale Earnhardt, 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, poses near the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York Tuesday, December 2, 1986. Earnhardt, of Kannapolis, N.C., will receive his championship trophyat the 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Awards Banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.GEORGE KANATOUS, ASSOCIATED PRESS