D. Stacy in year, Earnhardt kept having Richard Childress Racing, and you will finished the entire year 7th in the issues standings, even after not effective any events
Inside the newbie 12 months, Earnhardt acquired one race during the Bristol, captured five poles, had eleven Greatest 5 ends, 17 Top ten comes to an end, and done 7th regarding the things standings, despite lost five racing due to a cracked collarbone, profitable Novice of the year honors.
Inside the sophomore year, Earnhardt, now having 20-yr old Doug Richert because his crew master, began the entire year winning the new Busch Conflict. Even today, Earnhardt ‘s the merely driver for the NASCAR Winston Mug history to win Newbie of the season remembers, as well as the after the year earn the fresh NASCAR Winston Mug Tournament.
Inside the 1981, immediately after Osterlund sold his group so you can J. Next year, from the Childress’ tip, the guy registered new driver Bud Moore towards 1982 and you can 1983 year driving the fresh #15 Wrangler Jeans Ford Thunderbird (Earnhardt’s merely complete-big date Ford trip in his industry). Inside 1982 seasons, Earnhardt struggled. Even if the guy claimed from the Darlington, he don’t finish fifteen events, and you can done the entire year twelfth about activities standings, to possess his job bad become. He and additionally suffered a reduced knee-cap at the «Pocono Raceway Pocono» when he flipped once contact with Tim Richmond.