Racing great Dale Earnhardt died ten years ago today, in the final lap of the Daytona 500.
“The Intimidator” had been racing at Daytona for a quarter of a century. In the race in 2001, Earnhardt was holding off challengers to his teammate, Michael Waltrip, who ended up winning the race.
Here’s a video that captures the moment:
And here’s an interview with Dale Earnhardt a few days prior to the race:
And finally, here’s an interview with Michael Waltrip, who reflects on what it’s like to be a winner in a race that claims one of the sport’s greats.