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Posted: 2/18/2001 3:08:43 PM EDT
Topic:   Dale Earnhardt killed at Daytona  

 posted 02-18-2001 18:47                
Un- confirmed but it is being anounced by Fox that Ernhardt died from injuries sustained in a crash on the last lap.
Link Posted: 2/18/2001 3:14:53 PM EDT
Oh my, I saw that too.  I tuned into the last lap.

Look on CNN, it is confirmed.  What a sad day for NASCAR.
Link Posted: 2/18/2001 3:16:23 PM EDT
Earnhardt Killed in Tragic Daytona Won by Waltrip
Updated 6:59 PM ET February 18, 2001

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500 on Sunday for his first victory in 463 starts on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in a race marred by the tragic death of NASCAR motor racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, died of injuries resulting from a last-lap accident in Sunday's race. He was 49.

Waltrip, the younger brother of 1989 Daytona 500 winner Darrell Waltrip, held off teammate Earnhardt the final 10 laps before the tragic accident.

Waltrip and Earnhardt's Chevrolets are both owned by Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Rusty Wallace and Ricky Rudd, both in Fords, finished third and fourth, followed by polesitter Bill Elliott, who spearheaded the return of Dodge to the series.

The race was red-flagged on lap 175 for an 18-car wreck that took out many of the top contenders, including defending race champion Dale Jarrett and defending series champion Bobby Labonte.

Link Posted: 2/18/2001 7:25:36 PM EDT
hey m4, dale SR. DIED IN THE CRASH.
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