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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by beater_k20, Feb 22, 2006.
Dale Earnhardt was killed at Daytona. no wonder i had a crappy day yesterday.
My girlfriend's grandmother died yesterday. Random coincidence.
Obviously Im not trying to be a dick but he died on the 18th not the 21st.
I actually went the whole weekend without seeing the video of his crash, that made it way better for me. Everytime I see that video I get chills and a tear comes to my eye.
I cant beleive its been that long already.
you are right. i got curious, and searched. came across an article, dated for Feb 21, and it quoted Mike Helton. the quotes were present tense, as was the rest of the article, i just assumed it was the 21st.
i too get chills every time i see that clip. its really hard knowing that someone you looked up to your entire life, just passed from this world at that very second. and yet, its kind of neat seeing the circumstances.
I remember that race the wreck earlier stewarts car was flying threw the air getting torn all to hell. He was fine they said. The last lap came and Sr. hit the wall, I thought nothing of it, im sure hes fine i thought. I turned off the tv shortly after and went to meet a friend at open gym and shoot some hoops, later that night I found out that Sr. had passed talk about a shock.
... a reckless redneck nascar driver... sure he could win.... but i dont understand how the new nascar is so much fun to watch... but then again, i am most likely the only guy to fall asleep at a bush race at chicago speedway....
I accidently slept throught 50 laps of Daytona laying on the couch.
u were on a couch... i was 5 rows up 10 seats over from the finish line... only good thing about the day was the girlys that were there outside at the booths...
its also the anniversary of the death of thousands (millions?) of people who weren't rich, famous, living their dream etc. Somehow I have a problem getting very excited or worked up over old(er) celebs dying. They lived a hell of a lot better life than 99.9999999999% of us ever will. Not much to pity...
153,000 people die every day.
true, but how many of those people are your lifelong heroes? i remember watching races when i was really little, like 4 or so, and always watching for the black #3 car. also, note the "progress" of Nascar since Dale's passing. its pretty much been downhill since then.
Downhill?? I think you better check the stats. Last I heard it was the fastest growing sport.
wow its been that long already??? damn time flies
Dale was , forget that , he still IS my favorite driver and hero . Because he came from nothing . I can relate to that . Less than 10 years ago I had not even a dime , and worked my way to a wife , home and life .
Others have in Nascar , but Dale is my favorite .
do you know what this reminds me of?
no racing back to the line in the event of a caution...
the bullsh!t "top 10" setup for the championship...
need i go on?
yes, its growing monetarily. i cant dispute that. the marketing is going great, but the sport itself is going to hell.
I hear ya buddy and I wasn't trying to give ya a bunch of grief, especially about a guy you worshipped. Just making a point I guess. Its sort of like when we find out some famous old guy has cancer and the media is just freaking out about how sad it is. Uber-rich, uber-famous, I-can-afford-the-best-doctor-and-drugs-on-earth guy isn't getting much sympathy from me. Somewhere out there, there is a poor guy with the same cancer... no money... no job... no one feeling sorry for him and no chance at recovery. Now that is sad. I'm not a Nascar fan... but it seems to me that Dale lived a good life and died doing what he loved to do. Sounds he didn't get a bad deal from the big guy in the sky.
I like the "top 10".
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