Kerry Earnhardt to drive father’s winning Atlanta car at England festival


While one Earnhardt son is returning to the Unites States after an overseas trip to discover family history, another is leaving on his own trip to proudly show it off.

For the fourth straight year, Kerry Earnhardt and Richard Childress Racing will be in present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, which runs from June 25 to June 28. It is also the fourth year Earnhardt will be driving the car that his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., won one of his final races in back in 2000 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Heading to 4th year @fosgoodwood driving Dad's Atlanta car he took to victory lane in 2000 #alwaysemotional

Posted by Kerry Earnhardt on Monday, June 22, 2015

Earnhardt, who strikes a closer resemblance to his father than Dale Earnhardt Jr., will be behind the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Coupe his father won the 2000 spring Atlanta race in. That race saw Earnhardt Sr. edge out Bobby Labonte at the finish line by .010 seconds for his 75th career Sprint Cup win.