It is hard to believe it has been 13 years since Dale Earnhardt died. It was on this date in 2001 on final turn of the final lap of the Daytona 500 that the horrible accident took place. It was the Earnhardt/Gordon rivalry that got me into NASCAR big time and since Dale died I don't feel it has ever really recovered. There was something so intimidating about the man in black. Whether you loved him or hated him you respected the heck out him on the track. That guy was unlike anything we will ever see again. He was blue collar, hard working, hard driving and pure country. I miss seeing that #3 on the track. Thanks for the memories Dale.

That horrible crash.

The Day of the Crash

The Dale Story

Crashes that changed NASCAR.