How did Schrader know Earnhardt was dead?

Who was Earnhardt blocking for when he died?

At that point, Waltrip and the two Earnhardts had the top three spots, and they stayed in that formation for the rest of the race. Instead of trying for the front spot, Earnhardt Sr. committed to blocking for Waltrip, which Waltrip says shows the late driver's discipline and character.

Who drove the M&M car when Earnhardt died?

Sterling Marlin
Sterling Marlin Responded Quickly (and Accurately) After Receiving Death Threats Following the Daytona 500 Crash That Killed Dale Earnhardt Sr. It's been 20 years since the crash at the Daytona 500 that took the life of motorsports legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Was there blood in Dale Earnhardt’s car?

When his race car smashed into a concrete wall at an estimated 180 mph Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, it broke eight ribs, his left ankle and his breastbone. There were several scrapes on his body. He had blood in his ears and chest and partially collapsed lungs.

When did Kenny Schrader retire from Nascar?

Retirement Year After a mild 2004 season, Ken Schrader decided 2005 would be his final season, also honoring a pact with close friend Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace that they would have their final season in 2005. Schrader got his last career win at Lowe's Motor Speedway and retired at the end of the 2005 season.

Who is the best Nascar driver of all time?

NASCAR Power Rankings of Cup drivers of all time

  • Jimmie Johnson — As time passes, his accomplishments will be further revered.
  • Richard Petty — He went from seven-time champion to cultural icon.
  • Dale Earnhardt — The seven-time champion was particularly dominant from 1986-91.

What caused the accident that killed Dale Earnhardt?

The official cause of Earnhardt's death was given by the Volusia County medical examiner's office as blunt force trauma to his head among other injuries due to the incident. He also sustained a fatal basilar skull fracture on impact.

Who was better Richard Petty or Dale Earnhardt?

Comparing Dale Earnhardt with Richard Petty directly isn't a particularly accurate exercise. Though they raced against each other more than 400 times between 1975 and 1992, with Earnhardt scoring the better finish in 274 of 415 races. Earnhardt won 52 of those races, Petty just 15.

How old was Dale Earnhardt?

49 years (1951–2001)
Dale Earnhardt/Age at death
On February 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr., considered one of the greatest drivers in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) history, dies at the age of 49 in a last-lap crash at the 43rd Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earnhardt was driving his famous black No.

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