Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR car to lead Saturday’s cruise

The car that NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt raced in 1989-90 will lead Saturday’s Street Car Cruise around Brainerd International Raceway’s 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course at 7 p.m. as part of the 29th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout.

The car, which is the first to earn more than $1 million in prize money, is a Goodwrench-sponsored Lumina Aerocoupe that was driven to wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1989 and 1990, setting a record during the 500-mile race along the way.

The car is now owned locally and will be available on Saturday for viewing. It’ll lead a parade of street-legal drag cars for four laps around the road course to prove that they can operate in normal driving conditions. It’s a requirement at each of BIR’s three Muscle Car Series races, and has become a popular event for race fans as they line the track through the pit area to watch the parade of cars.