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    Dale Earnhardt grew up in automotive racing. Ever since he was a kid that is what his family did, and now his family carries on that legacy. Dale Earnhardt grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina, a textile mill town. His father, Ralph Earnhardt, was known as "Iron heart" on the short-track racing circuit, and he taught Dale how to drive stock cars and work with engines. His father had converted a barn behind the family home into a garage, and he was well known for his skill with engines. Earnhardt's

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    Dale Earnhardt Sr. Dale Earnhardt Sr. died as he lived. Always known as a competitor who brought the best out in everyone around him, he died trying to bring the best out in one of his drivers, Michael Waltrip. Dale knew that several cars had the ability to win the Daytona 500, and he was determined to make sure that those cars had to get by him in order to reach Waltrip, the eventual winner. His final lap crash occurred as he was running interference for Waltrip and his son, Dale Junior, who

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    Ralph Dale Earnhardt, better known as Dale Earnhardt, was born to Martha Coleman and Ralph Earnhardt on April 29, 1951. Ralph did not want to race like he did, but Dale ignored him anyway and dropped out of high school to race. Ralph was very hard on Dale and when Ralph died of a heart attack in 1973 it took a long time for Dale to believe that he had proven himself to his dad. Dale had four siblings two sisters, Cathy and Kaye, and two brothers Dandy and Randy. Dale married his first wife, Latone

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    NASCAR is one of the biggest sports in the United States. It is also one of the more dangerous sports. Within the past 20 years alone we have lost NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt as well as fourth generation driver Adam Petty to fatal crashes on the track just to name a few. Earnhardt’s death came as he hit the wall going at 160 miles per hour at the 2001 Daytona 500. Petty lost his life in a fatal crash at the New Hampshire Speedway during a practice run. Petty lost control of his car crashing head

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    Dale Earnhardt and Stock Car Racing Over 50 years ago a new sport was introduced. This sport was stock car racing. The organization that sponsors stock car racing is known as National Association of Stock Car Racing, NASCAR. The driver that is identifiable with NASCAR is definitely Dale Earnhardt. Over the years there have been many great stock car racers from Cale Yarborough to Richard Petty and Davy Allison, but no other name was better known than Dale Earnhardt. Whether on the track or in the

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    Earnhardt met his untimely demise during the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Earnhardt died Sunday February 18, 2001. He was involved in a three car accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Earnhardt was in third, he was behind two cars from his own Dale Earnhardt Incorporated team, and Michael Waltrip was in first followed by Earnhardt’s son Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt was slightly ahead of Sterling Marlin’s Dodge on the bottom of the high-banked fourth turn. Running three-wide behind

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    Motorsports made the huge announcement today that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has made the decision to retire from NASCAR after the 2017 season is over. ESPN shared that Dale has decided it is time to move on, but he will be finishing out the season and hopefully going out with a bang. His contract does expire at the end of this season, and so far Hendrick Motorsports has not shared who will replace him on the track. Just one month ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed that he had plans to talk to team owner

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    Dale Earnhardt was one of the best drivers in the sport. Earnhardt won a total of 76 races. Earnhardt was known for his aggressive driving style that’s why he got the nickname the “intimidator”. He earned 7 Winston cup championships an tie with Richard petty. On February the 18, 2001 he was involved in

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    one moment spoil a bunch of good ones” Dale once said. This man was a passionate Nascar driver who won many championships becoming one of the most

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    regulations are made mandatory, at least some of their benefits will be offset by changes in behavior of drivers” (p 507). This theory is very interesting when viewing the behaviors of drivers and something that may stand to be true. The tragic loss of Dale Earnhardt resulted in major safety changes. Adam Pope and Robert Tollison also

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