Posts tagged: Dale Earnhardt

Luther Vandross Would Have Turned 60 Today

Honey-voiced crooner Luther Vandross would have turned 60 today, had he not died (alas) in 2005.  Never in perfect health, Vandross had a stroke and lapsed into a coma in 2003, snapped out of it long enough to collect accolades (and Grammys) for his album Dance

Dale Earnardt, R.I.P.

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: