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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Perfected a Fitting Tribute With an Emotional Victory

Hollywood’s best screenwriters couldn’t have scripted a better set of circumstances than what took place at Daytona International Speedway on the evening of July 2, 2010. It contained everything that any A-list movie was ever made of. There was a supporting cast when Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series crew was there to provide a series of flawless pit stops. "You know we lost everything here," said Tony Eury, who was teary-eyed after the emotional victory. Eury added, “To come back with that number and do this, it means everything." Eury was referring to the last lap accident that took the life of one NASCAR’s biggest stars, Dale Earnhardt Sr., during the 2001 Daytona 500. The villains were also on hand to do...

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