Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eight Years Ago Today - In Memory of Dale Earnhardt

It's hard to believe it's been eight years since Dale Earnhardt died. I only saw him race in person once. It was my first-ever NASCAR race - the 2000 All-Star race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. I was new to the sport and didn't know a scoring tower from a pit box. But I did know about Dale Earnhardt. After all, Earnhardt transcended NASCAR. He was a legend unto himself. And I'm grateful I got to see him race at least one time.

To honor Earnhardt's memory, there will be a candelight service tonight at the headquarters of Dale Earnhardt Inc. Press release below:

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 5, 2009) – Fans of Dale Earnhardt are being asked to pay tribute on Wednesday, February 18th in honor and memory of the legendary driver.
A guest book will be available throughout the day at Dale Earnhardt Inc. for those wishing to document their memories of Dale, while a candlelight tribute will be held outside the headquarters on Hwy #3 in Mooresville from 6:00-8:30 PM.
The facility will be illuminated with candles while commemorative decals, prayer cards and hand held candles will be distributed to everyone in attendance.
The facility’s gates will remain open through 10 p.m. for those that cannot attend the candlelight portion but still want to pay tribute to the legendary Dale Earnhardt. Those unable to attend are encouraged to light a candle in remembrance of Dale Earnhardt at home that evening.

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