Earnhardt takes a bite out of the Big Apple

Seven time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt has sped up since leaving New Hampshire International Speedway Sunday afternoon. Without a restrictor plate to slow him down Earnhardt went on a whirlwind tour of New York City, making several national...

Seven time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt has sped up since leaving New Hampshire International Speedway Sunday afternoon. Without a restrictor plate to slow him down Earnhardt went on a whirlwind tour of New York City, making several national media appearances on Monday and Tuesday in the Big Apple.

After returning to Mooresville, NC early Sunday evening he turned around Monday and headed to New York. While at dinner Earnhardt received the phone call he was waiting on all day from the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. The "Intimidator's" daughter Kelley gave birth to a 6 lb.14 oz. baby girl, Karsyn Kingsley at 6:32 pm. An ecstatic Earnhardt celebrated by announcing the birth of his third grandchild and first granddaughter on the MSNBC "The News with Brian Williams" program. Earnhardt was in the studio Monday night for a live interview with the MSNBC news anchor discussing his NASCAR career. "Brian Williams is great," remarked Earnhardt. "Watching him work and seeing everything that goes on was very interesting. We had the chance to watch and see how it is all put together it was impressive. It takes team work to put on good program and they've got one of the best in the business." Williams and son Douglas are big followers of the seven-time champion and have even made a trip to Talladega's Victory Lane with the champion in 1999.

After making it back into the city, Earnhardt made the early call for the Fox network morning program "Fox and Friends" broadcasted live from downtown New York City with hosts Steve Doocy, E.D. Donahey and Brian Kilmeade. Earnhardt took calls from the viewing audience before he set out to the street where he proceeded to race co-host Brian Kilmeade on a remote control track.

Moving faster than the No. 3 Monte Carlo on the backstretch at Talladega, Earnhardt dashed into the New York Stock Exchange where he "officially" registered his seat on the Exchange floor. Earnhardt put his John Hancock in the Constitution of official Stock Exchange members. Earnhardt featured in Septembers Money Magazine on Athletes and investing now holds two financial seats, one on the American Stock Exchange and one on the New York Stock Exchange.

"It was a quick trip and a good time," commented Earnhardt. "We covered a lot in the little time we were there. We needed to get home to see the baby and check on her momma"

Earnhardt heads to Dover this weekend looking to regain his position in the NASCAR point standings where he dropped from second to fourth after last weeks event at New Hampshire. Earnhardt and the GM Goodwrench Service Plus team are currently 201 points behind the leader.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt
Teams Williams