Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares rare photos of father 18 years after his death

(Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr./Twitter)

(WTHR) – On the 18th anniversary of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's death, his son shared some rare photos of him on Twitter.

The photos show Earnhardt working on his BGN car in 1984.

In 2001, the racing star died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500. Earnhardt was 49.

During his career, Earnhardt won seven Winston Cup titles and one Daytona 500.

"Every year on this day I get to see all kinds of great comments and photos related to dad. They are always nice to see. But especially cool is finding pictures you’ve never seen before, like these," Earnhardt Jr. wrote in a tweet.

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