NASCAR fans will have a chance to meet World-Famous Lil’ Dale at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo this year.
Lil’ Dale is the late Nubian female goat from Interlachen, Florida, that has received national media attention since in 2002 for a white “3” marking born into its brown coat that served as a tribute among race fans to the number of the late seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Lil’ Dale attracted the attention of race fans nationwide during her time on the goat farm of Laura Pierson in Interlachen. Just a year after the death of Earnhardt Sr., following an accident in the 2001 Daytona 500, Laura and her late husband, Jerry, delivered a goat with a unique marking that resembled the “3” made famous by Earnhardt Sr. The couple appropriately named her Lil’ Dale.
Lil’ Dale was preserved following her death in 2015. after the president of the Texas Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage, asked her owner, Laura Pierson, if he could preserve the legacy of the goat for the NASCAR masses.
In honor of Lil’ Dale’s NASCAR heritage and the upcoming racing season, Texas Motor Speedway will be conducting a promotion for fans to vote for their NASCAR G.O.A.T, which is the acronym for “Greatest Of All Time,” during the length of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Lil’ Dale will be among the many prized goats arriving for the month-long FWSSR. She will be on preserved display at the exhibit hall booth. Stock show visitors also are encouraged to stop by the booth and get a photo or selfie with the world-famous Lil’ Dale.
Once the stock show ends Saturday, Feb. 3, one random winner will be selected to win a prize package for two, which includes race tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, special access to the Cup drivers’ meeting, passes to the Loud & Proud Pre-Race show and VIP parking.
Fans can visit the booth onsite during normal stock show hours to vote or go online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com/stockshow to enter to win a prize package for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 8, at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader weekend (which also includes the XFINITY Series My Bariatric Solutions on Saturday, April 7) are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 817-215-8500.