LGW this is who and what Dale Earnhardt was:
Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt, the man who transformed US stock car racing from Southern pastime to primetime sport, has died from head injuries sustained in a last-lap accident in the Daytona 500 on February 18th.
Earnhardt, known as ‘The Intimidator’ due to his crowd-pleasing aggressive style, made his Winston Cup debut in 1975. After several seasons of sporadic starts, he was Rookie of the Year in 1979 and took the first of his seven titles in 1980. More titles followed in 1986-87, 1990-91 and 1993-94. His 76 career victories put him sixth overall in the all-time Winston Cup standings.
He was a hero to many.