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Five Years

By Wyatt Earp | February 18, 2006

Today is the fifth anniversary of the worst day in NASCAR history. I remember watching the race, seeing the crash, and thinking Dale Earnhardt would be okay. Later, I took a nap before going to work, and when the wife woke me up, she simply said, “He died.” It was the most awful sports moment I ever experienced.

Thankfully, one of the best sports moments I ever experienced included Dale’s son, Dale, Jr. I was at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona – the first race there after Dale’s death – and witnessed Dale, Jr. win the race. There wasn’t a dry eye in the speedway.

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3 Responses to “Five Years”

  1. The Conservative UAW Guy Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    I’m not a racing guy, but even I remember DAle Earnhardt.
    The guy was an icon.

    I remember when Jr. won too.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    CUG – Dale Jr’s win was the best race I have ever seen . . . even after Gordon blew an engine early.

  3. GOP & College Says:
    February 20th, 2006 at 11:56 am

    That day SUCKED.

    And Wyatt, any race that Gordon goes out early is a good race. (c: