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    03-03-03 a day to remember Earnhardt

    they are naming the highway that goes past the shop Dale Earnhardt highway #3. For all that the man did for the sport, today is the day to remember the charging #3.
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    Cool! He put Kanapolis North Carolina on the map.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" -- Steve Parker

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    Still the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen in racing. I can't fathom still how that tiny crash ended his life.

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    Eny, he hit that wall almost head on doing about 190+ mph. Darrel Waltrip was worried like hell when the accident occurred saying that was a bad area to get into a wreck cause you hit harder than it looks. Neil Bonnett was killed in the same area of the turn hitting the wall too in either 94 or 95.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" -- Steve Parker

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    Yes but we've all seen those crashes, including some that Earnhardt was in where they flip end over end, fly high in the air,catch fire and the driver gets out and fluffs his hair.
    I know it wasn't like that, but it looked like just one of those accidents where they nose slightly into the wall.I wasn't aware until after that Bonnett was killed on the same turn.
    I was at Daytona for the race in 96 ( it's my other guilty pleasure )My kids are older now, but sadly because of security, I don't think they'll ever get the fun of wandering through the pits and garages.

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    The difference with a tumbling crash is that it scrubs off the violence of the impact. I knew something was wrong when Darrell Waltrip said "I hope Dale is ok, that impact is a lot worse than it looks up there". Joeguy and I used to live in Cape Canaveral and we would go to the track in December and January and watch them test...nothing exciting, they bring a car out, run 1-3 laps and back in for adjusting. We got to know one of the guards and he gave us passes to get into the pit and garage areas. We got to talk to half a dozen of the drivers, Earnhardt was tough though, if he wasn't in the garage, he was busy talking to a crowd. That man was busy all the time. Got some good pics of him and the others though. We took a camcorder and got Dale Jarrett and Rusty Wallace, and about 6 other drivers saying hi to workers down in Antarctica when we were going to work there in 92. The guys there freaked when they played the film before the race was broadcast there.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" -- Steve Parker

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