Dale Jr. shares classic photo of young Dale Sr. on Instagram

This weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway marks the 15-year anniversary of the late Dale Earnhardt’s memorable 76th and final top series NASCAR win.

On Wednesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared a vintage photo on Instagram of his father from, well . . . a really long time ago. 

We bet you’ve never seen this. It’s classic "Big E" — but long before most of the racing world knew him.

Check it out:

My sister sent me a couple pictures of our old man. Here's one of my favorites.

A photo posted by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on