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2001, The Year That NASCAR Nation Stood Still

Feb. 18, 2001. Expectations run high, as each driver comes out of their off-season slumber to get ready for the biggest race of the year. Daytona has always been a track that not only challenges the driver’s mentality, but also their keen sense of judgment and their hunger to take the risky chances knowing that a victory here is worth its weight in gold. Daytona has always been a track that takes disappointment in a very personal way, and this year would be no different. What was about to transpire on this very typical race day, would always be remembered as one of the most shocking and saddest days in all of NASCAR history. Daytona has always been the center of attention whenever the word NASCAR is mentioned, and it’s for good ...

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