Dale Earnhardt Sr. was a great driver and one of NASCAR’s most influential. On February 18, 2001 he was racing in the Daytona 500 when he was involved in a tragic wreck that cost him his life. Fans around the country felt a deep loss and so did his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. It hit him hard but it is also what has kept him motivated for all these years. If Earnhardt Sr. was here to see what has become of the NASCAR nation, he would be proud.
It was nice to see that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was so happy to talk about his father on what would have been the man’s 65th birthday. He feels good about the future of NASCAR and appreciates all the love for his father. His father played a big role in the advancement of the sport and Earnhardt Jr. is just happy to see that people are making an effort to commemorate his father. In an interview he goes on to talk about how he wonders what his father would’ve been like at 65.
All he cares about is keeping the memory of his father alive. Earnhardt Jr. is just happy to know that people are still appreciate his father and what he has done for NASCAR. The fact that he lives on through the fans and the culture is everything.