DID EARNHARDT HAVE HEART CONDITION?

Mad Mikie over at Laidback Racing has written an interesting post about the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. The author read the official accident report and found that Earnhardt had quinidine in his system when he crashed at the 2001 Daytona 500. Quinidine is used to treat an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. Tracing back to 1997, when Earnhardt blacked out during a race in Darlington, Mad Mikie thinks it is possible that NASCAR kept the illness a secret from fans. It is quite a conspir ...

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D.J. RICHARDSON’S LEGACY: DO MORE FOR NASCAR’S ‘WEEKEND WARRIORS’

 The death of crew member Donald “D.J.” Richardson Jr. last week sent shockwaves through the NASCAR community. Richardson, who was a tire changer for Kevin Harvick’s Richard Childress Racing 29 car, lost his battle against the H1N1 virus on Christmas Day. The 37-year-old contracted the illness while celebrating Thanksgiving with his family in his native Massachusetts and did not recover. He left behind three children. Like many in the NASCAR garage, Richardson was a & ...

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LOOSE WHEEL KILLS FORMULA TWO DRIVER

The racing world has received another stark reminder of just how dangerous the sport can be. Eighteen-year-old Formula Two driver Henry Surtees died Sunday when a loose wheel struck him in the head while he was driving 120 mph at Brands Hatch in England. Surtees was knocked unconscious and crashed into a barrier. F2 chief executive Jonathan Palmer said Surtees died when his head collided with the airborne wheel, not when his car hit the corner.The video of the fatal crash is below.    ...

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