Fatherhood changes a man like nothing else, and it's most evident in men who have self-centered occupations. Like driving race cars for a living.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s fans have been waiting for a moment like Sunday, when their driver finally rewarded them for their loyalty. Truth is, he feeds off their energy.
10 Years Gone: Dale Earnhardt
- Dale Earnhardt died on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, protecting the lead of the two drivers -- Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr., respectively -- sprinting to a 1-2 finish for his team, Dale Earnhardt Inc. What mark has he left on the sport even 10 years after his death? It is indelible.
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Photo Gallery: Dale Earnhardt
Hinton: The day Dale Earnhardt died
Paul Bennett, with JKS Promotions, touches up the yellow on the Sprint Cup logos around the Bristol Motor Speedway on ...(AP Photo/The Bristol Herald-Courier, Earl Neikirk)