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Dale & Daytona: Intimidator’s Presence Still Felt with Each New Victory

  No one loved the Daytona International Speedway more than the man in black, the Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt. Over the course of his career, Earnhardt won 34 races at the World Center of Racing—from IROC, to Nationwide races, then Budweiser Shootout’s, Gatorade Duels, and the Daytona 500 and July classics. Everything he sat in he won. He loved racing and he loved Daytona, both of which would take his life. While many will agree that much can be taken away from his death in terms of the safety innovations, others will reminisce about how he touched their lives in some way. Years after his death many still and will forever have Feb. 18, 2001 etched in their minds. Feb. 18 was dubbed “Black Sunday” in the NASCAR world, and it will g...

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