Ghost Of Dale Earnhardt Witnessed At Daytona Crash
Dale Earnhardt was the rare type of public figure that wasn’t just known as one of the best American race car drivers in the history of the sport. He wasn’t just known as a philanthropist or someone who cared very deeply about a wide variety of different charities. He wasn’t even only known as a family man or an inspirational figure to many. He became a true pop culture icon, which is the type of status that is most commonly awarded to fictional characters – particularly in the United States.
Wrecks are a painful reality that all professional and amateur racers have to face. Whether you race bikes, cars, trucks, or boats – the threat of knowing that any small obstacle can cause is always there. Many professionals admit that it is this intangible threat that makes their obsession with racing so strong. You have to be aware as a drag racer. – June 27, 2004 – Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois was the scene of a crash that ended 35 year old Darrell Russell’s life Sunday, June 27, 2004. He was traveling at 322.72 miles per hour when the unthinkable exploding rear tire happened.
Few people are as singularly identified with a sport in quite the same way that Dale Earnhardt Sr. is with NASCAR. Born Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr., he had a long and storied career that was truly incredible both on and off the track. Though he unfortunately passed away in a crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001, it is undeniable that he left behind a legacy that will be tough to top for the people who come after him.