The new Intimidator roller coaster is set to open at Carowinds this weekend.
A tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt was placed beside the coaster Monday.
The carved and painted stone is made of two pieces of black absolute granite, including the No. 3 and Earnhardt's signature.
The Intimidator roller coaster is 232 feet at its highest point and has a first drop of 211 feet. Riders will reach speeds up to 80 mph.
Carowinds opens on Saturday.