1956 Dale Earnhardt Sr #8 Ford Victoria 1/24 Diecast Car. NASCAR diecast, by Action. Back in 1971, Dale Earnhardt was just getting started. With the prodding of Earnhardt's father Ralph, a North Carolina car owner named James Miller saw the potential in young Earnhardt and turned his 1956 Ford Victoria over to the unproven driver. It was only the second car Earnhardt ever raced.