Ghost Of Dale Earnhardt Witnessed At Daytona Crash

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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.

Earnhardt, One Of The Most Beloved NASCAR Figures Of All Time

People talk about Dale Earnhardt and all of the many wonderful things that he was able to do in the same way they talk about Superman, for example. The difference is that a character like Superman was designed to create a joyful, emotional response in all who he came into contact with. He was designed to inspire all of those who read his stories, seen his films or even listened to his radio dramas.

Dale Earnhardt was born that way. He may not have been able to fly like Superman or stop powerful villains on a daily basis, but he did something much more important and he did it every day.

NASCAR In The United States

Even though NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the history of the United States, it still holds something of a niche status for many. People who love NASCAR truly love it. They live it and they breath it. People who don’t, however, tend to know very little about exactly what it takes to excel in that type of setting. Even the people who fall into that former category, however, know the name of Dale Earnhardt. That’s how powerful of an entity the man had become.

Dale’s Tragic Accident

That life was sadly cut short, however, on February 18, 2001. Dale Earnhardt was involved in a crash during the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, at which point he died due to a severe skull fracture. Since then he has been inducted into a wide variety of halls of fame, including the prestigious NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Earnhardt’s Adoring Fan Base

It’s very clear that the combination of the life the man led and the passion that he inspired in so many have not waned in his adoring fan base. Indeed, that feeling that people get when they think about Dale Earnhardt is now stronger than ever. Case in point: an image has recently surfaced purporting to be the man’s ghost, sitting comfortably on a median wall on a racetrack, seeing the sport that he devoted so much of his life to.

thJK2BQ5J4Is This Image Photo Evidence Of Dale Earnhardt’s Ghost?

The verdict on whether or not this is actually the ghost of Dale Earnhardt is still most decidedly out. It comes largely down to whether or not you believe in the afterlife and what specific representation of that state an image of a ghost would fall under.

The Echoes Of Dale Sr Can Still Be Heard Today

Even if he didn’t necessarily leave behind his own ghost, Dale Earnhardt still left us with a large number of different positive elements that can’t be ignored. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., his own son, is one of the most popular and successful racers in the history of the sport – perhaps second only to the man himself. Likewise, he left behind an impressive record of 76 wins, 428 top tens and 22 poles. He was also involved in a large number of different charities that are still doing their part to make the world a better place to this day.

More Than Just Another Driver

It’s clear that Dale Earnhardt was a figure in the NASCAR world that was loved enough to spark these types of rumors. Dale Earnhardt was a lot more than just a racer – he was one of those rare individuals who got the chance to do what he was put on this world to actually do. His talent and his love for the sport was evident in every interview the man ever did. Every time he got behind the wheel of a car you could not only see how good he was in that type of situation, but also how much he truly loved it. That type of passion moved outward, towards his adoring fan base.

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Fan’s Of Dale Earnhardt Miss Him Dearly

Now, with rumors that the ghost of Dale Earnhardt is roaming around racetracks, seemingly unable to leave the location where the man devoted so much of his life to making people happy, it is clear that the aforementioned love and admiration is now returning to where it originated: with the legend himself. People loved Dale Earnhardt with such an unbridled, unabashed passion that they don’t necessarily believe some small part of him is still on that race track – they just want to.
They deeply, emotionally want to. Looking over the list of accomplishments that the man experienced both on and off the track, as well as the charitable contributions that he made while he was still alive, it’s easy to see why. Not only that, but even if you’re the type of person who doesn’t necessarily believe in apparitions, spirits or the afterlife – you can’t help but want it to be true, too.

Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale Earnhardt, in both life and in death, has been elevated to a status that few people are able to achieve. When people now talk about the man, they aren’t talking about him from the perspective of someone who was once alive. They’re talking about his myth, the same way people might talk about Elvis Presley or leaders from eras long past like Alexander the Great. From that perspective, it doesn’t actually matter if the image shows his ghost or not. It’s entirely irrelevant. Dale Earnhardt the man may have passed on far too soon, but Dale Earnhardt the legend will never leave us.

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