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Daytona 500’s Magical Aura: Dale Earnhardt’s 1998 Ride

Daytona has always had this magical aura with stories surrounding the Daytona 500 that everybody loves to tell over and over. As we near closer to the Daytona 500, here is a look back through some of the highlighted moments in the race's history. The story of the 1998 Daytona 500 and what Dale Earnhardt's win meant can be summed in this one quote from Ernie Irvan: "If you look at the record books, Dale Earnhardt's done everything, except win the Daytona 500. Now they can't have that riding over him. Now they're just going to say, 'Dale Earnhardt, 1998 Daytona 500 winner,' and his shoulders are going to get lighter every time." In his career, Earnhardt had seven Cup championships, won numerous races, including 30 races at Daytona, and had do...

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