Feb
16

Remembering Dale Earnhardt

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The world of racing was changed 10 years ago with the death of Dale Earnhardt. I sit here in Daytona Beach for Speedweeks like I have done for the past 20 years and look around and see how much the sport has changed. There are many changes in the world of racing and of course that is just part of life but Dale Earnhardt’s passing left a huge hole in the sport.

Let me say I was never a Dale Earnhardt fan. I was a Davey Allison fan but that doesn’t stop me from realizing how much the loss of Dale Earnhardt affected the sport. I think Dale had the ear of Bill France and he truly knew what was good for the sport and the fans. Whether you were a fan or not the racing world lost a great man on that day 10 years ago.

I was at that race and listened on the scanner as the accident happened and as the minutes unfolded after the race. It was a moment for me that I will never forget. We all have to move forward as hard as it is and these past 10 years in Nascar racing has seen huge changes. I often thought that if Dale Earnhardt was still alive the sport may be quite different today.

He truly was a racer first and had a gift for what he did. The racing world today and of years ago is so different I often wonder if it is the same sport.  I have a friend, Dick Fleck, who has been involved in racing his whole life starting with racing on the beach in Daytona. He is beginning to sell off his huge racing collection and has many vintage Dale Earnhardt items among them.

These framed cards cards show Dale in an earlier time and make great collector items. I have many more vintage racing items to list on eBay in the coming weeks.

So if you are a Dale Earnhardt fan or just love vintage racing stop the Book Corner Cafe and check out my unique vintage collectibles.

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