Dale Earnhardt Sr.

It's hardly the kind of day anyone wants to commemorate, but it's got to be done: eight years ago, on February 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr. died after being involved in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.It doesn't overstate things to say that NASCAR hasn't been the same since. While Earnhardt Sr. was reportedly beginning what would be his last season, he remained the single most galvanizing force in NASCAR, loved and hated in equal measure, each emotion hugely beneficial to the sport. He was ...

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