1987 "Pass in the Grass" a Defining M...

1987 "Pass in the Grass" a Defining Moment

There are 6 comments on the Racing Milestones story from Apr 24, 2007, titled 1987 "Pass in the Grass" a Defining Moment. In it, Racing Milestones reports that:

Twenty years ago the now legendary "pass in the grass" was born. No still photograph of the famous maneuver by Dale Earnhardt in the 1987 NASCAR all-star race at Lowe's Motor Speedway is known to exist; ...

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Annandale, MN

#1 Apr 24, 2007
If your leading the race you cannot pass,its a meth.its replayed alot bill elliott was 2nd dales blocking got him in the grass,elliott lifted dale recovered, sorry no pass.

Princeton, Canada

#2 Apr 24, 2007
I totally agree with you. I remember the whole thing, No Pass! Earnhardt was just being himself. Elliott and G. Bodine both had better cars than Dale.
Earnhardt won half of his races by being an a........

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Apr 28, 2007
I've been to a lot of short tracks dirt and tar and not one track allows passing in the grass or ruff. Why Earnhardt was allowed to get away with that i'll never know. Ill bet if rules were applied to Dales wins he would lose one third of his wins.

Huntsville, TN

#4 May 16, 2007
Bill was actually tired of Dale's blocking and cutting him off, so bill paid him back by puting the bumper to Dale and when dale went sliding through the grass Bill could have drove right on by but dale was sliding out of control back out onto the front straightaway, so bill lifted to keep from taking the both of them out of the race, afterwards dale cut bills tire down for him, costing bill the race. Bill was the better driver and had the better car, the difference was Dale turn to a dirty way to win in other words, he cheated to win, Dale was a dirty driver to alot of people bottom line.
not an idiot

Asheville, NC

#5 Jun 22, 2007
your all idiots. bill elliot the better driver? check the stats bud.

Waterloo, Canada

#6 Jun 23, 2007
Maybe if Elliott was is the same situation as The Big E he would of had the better stats. I mean same team,car owner, etc. Bill had a family team, Harry Melling, Junior J, Charles Hardy, Himself, Ray Evernham.... and so on.
Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart have great stats and the same team just like Earnhardt. I guess we'll never know.

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