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The Drivers Behind the Lionel 75th Anniversary 75 Wins Collection

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Lionel Racing just released a brand new die-cast line for the 75th anniversary of NASCAR. This time honoring all eight NASCAR drivers to have 75 or more wins. Who are all of the drivers behind these diecasts?

#3 Dale Earnhardt (76 Wins)

Dale Earnhardt won 76 races and seven Championships in his NASCAR career. While he spent his early career driving the yellow and blue Wrangler car, the 75th anniversary car mimics the black Goodwrench car. In this car, Earnhardt won 45 races and four of his seven Championships in 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994.

#17 Darrell Waltrip (84 Wins)

Darrell Waltrip won 84 races and three Championships in his NASCAR career. The Owensboro, Kentucky native spent his career driving many race cars, but this one mimics the Tide ride he had at Hendrick Motorsports from 1987 until 1989. He never won a Championship in this car, but he did win a long-awaited Daytona 500 in 1989.

#21 David Pearson (105 Wins)

David Pearson has the second most wins in NASCAR history at 105 to go along with three Championships. His most iconic ride is the car that this die-cast mimics in the Wood Brothers paint scheme. Pearson won 43 races in the car including his lone Daytona 500 in 1976.

#22 Bobby Alison (84 Wins)

Bobby Allison is tied for fourth all-time in wins with Darrell Waltrip. He ran many cars during his career, but this one mimics the Number 22 Miller High Life car he drove for DiGard Racing. This is the car Allison won his lone Cup Series Championships in, ironically over Waltrip, in 1984.

#24 Jeff Gordon (93 Wins)

Jeff Gordon is third all-time on NASCAR’s wins list with 93 victories. This die-cast replicates the flamed DuPont scheme that Gordon ran from 2001 until 2008. Gordon won 25 races in this car including the 2005 Daytona 500 and his fourth Cup Series Championships in 2001.

#28 Cale Yarborough (83 Wins)

Cale Yarborough won 83 races, and he also became the first driver in NASCAR history to win three straight championships between 1976 and 1978. This car is the same scheme as his final two Daytona 500 wins in 1983 and 1984. The 1983 win is particularly special as he had to use a Hardee’s showcar in the race after wrecking his primary car in qualifying.

#43 Richard Petty (200 Wins)

“The King” needs no introduction with 200 wins and seven Cup Series Championships. The Richard Petty car for this set is the same as his iconic “Petty Blue” scheme from prior to the Modern Era. Petty won 132 races and his first three Cup Series Championships in this car between 1960 and 1971.

#48 Jimmie Johnson (83 Wins)

Jimmie Johnson is the third NASCAR driver in history to win seven Championships. He ran the Lowe’s 48 car for virtually all of those wins and Championships, but this die-cast resembles his car from his seventh Championship season in 2016. He also won five races that season.

Be sure to check out this set at Lionel.com.

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