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Dale Earnhardt: His Death, The Aftermath and The Tributes

Time is supposed to help you heal, though still till this day ten years later, I still feel sadness when I think of Dale Earnhardt. Maybe I don’t cry as hard, or maybe I don’t even cry at all, though I still feel the sadness. The last few laps of the 2001 Daytona 500, I was cheering for Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Dale Earnhardt to finish one-two-three. Part of that run at the end seemed strange to me and as many have said, it seemed strange to them. Earnhardt, known for being offensive and making daring moves to win, was in protection mode for his team cars. Ty Norris, who was vice president at DEI and spotter for Dale Jr. at the time, tells the tale of that in how he, Chuck Joyce and Danny Culler were working toge...

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