How did Dale Earnhardt die?

How did Dale Earnhardt die?

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  1. Dale Earnhardt was an American professional race car driver. His full name is Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. and he was born on 29th April 1951 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. His father Ralph Earnhardt was also a race driver.

    Dale began his racing career in 1975 as part of the Winston Cup Series. From that point on he proceeded to win quite a few Winston Cup races and the Winston championship seven times. With his achievements, Earnhardt is easily regarded as among the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. His reckless and somewhat carefree driving method earned him some fierce nicknames like The intimidator, Ironhead, and The Man In Black.

    The one person who can be credited for his success is his father. He initially did not want his son to go into race car driving but when Dale dropped out of school to follow his dream, his father was the most strict but driven person to help him succeed.

    Dale married three times with his first marriage being at the young age of 17. He has four children in total, two sons and two daughters.

    In 2001 while racing in the Daytona 500 race Earnhardt’s death was publicly witnessed by the hundreds of people watching the race. Before the accident which brought about Earnhardt’s death, there had been another crash with a total of 18 cars involved. His son Dale Earnhardt Jr. Was also among the racers that day. His death was an important aspect for all other drivers and the future of NASCAR safety regulations. In the final lap of the Daytona 500 race, Earnhardt lightly made contact with Sterling Marlin and slid off the track. As he tried to regain control he collided with Ken Schrader and his car hit the outside wall. He was shortly pronounced dead by a basilar skull fracture on February 18th, 2001.

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