The loss of Dale Earnhardt was felt throughout the sport’s fandom; Earnhardt was a popular hero to NASCAR fans. His on-track wreck left a legacy of radical change in the attitude towards NASCAR driver safety. Earnhardt’s crash doesn’t look very violent on film, but the way his Chevy hit the wall was disastrous.
1960 Daytona – In the good old days of NASCAR racing, the field of play was open to many more cars than it is today. In 1960, 68 cars competed against each other. In this epic wreck, 37 drivers crashed including six roof landings.
1980 Pocono – Richard Petty The incredible career of Richard Petty was marked by more than one crash, but this one resulted in a broken neck. The tunnel turn crash was devastating; although Petty went on to win more races afterward.
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