NASCAR marks 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona 500
While Earnhardt's death was a tragedy on many levels, we can't help but feel that NASCAR lost more than an icon when he passed. Today's field is populated by overly polished, nameless media machines that lack the heart and human emotion that the old-timers brought to the table. Maybe that's why we just can't bring ourselves to flop down in front of the TV for 500 laps anymore.
For an excellent (and tear-jerking) retrospective on The Intimidator's fatal accident, check out Dale Earnhardt's Last Ride from ESPN.
[Sources: Yahoo Sports, Kansas City Star, USA Today | Image: Bruce Ackerman/AP]
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