City of Kannapolis

Dale Earnhardt Plaza

Kannapolis, NC

Upon Dale Earnhardt’s tragic death, Benesch  was commissioned to design a park and plaza in downtown Kannapolis, NC for the siting of a sculpture dedicated to Dale Earnhardt. Lush plantings, brick wall, benches and retaining walls provide a comfortable place to relax and remember the late NASCAR champion.

Project highlights

  • The centerpiece of this plaza
  • The 9′ tall bronze statue of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt
  • Draws fans from across the country