Is the Daytona 500 bittersweet?
February 18, 2007 8:38am CST
I know this is the kind of question only a woman would think to ask but I was wondering how many of you still feel a little sadness during the race? I know it's been 6 years and Dale Earnhardt Sr isn't the only driver to have ever died racing but watching the race still brings back the memories of that day. I was siting on the couch eating chicken wings when the wreck happened. Later I sat in the living room flipping through all the sports channels waiting for news of his condition. When my husband walked through the front door all he could say was "Dead", I was hoping against hope he meant his truck that I'd very clearly heard pull in the driveway. I think we were all in a state of disbelief. We wanted to make the trip to North Carolina, we didn't want to make the trip. I seriously have 10 VHS tapes devoted to the coverage, the tributes and the funeral service. Sixty hours... Does the Daytona 500 make any of you feel this way or bring back any memories for you? How did you deal with the loss? Do you remember what you were doing or how you reacted when you saw the the wreck or heard the news he had died?
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19 Feb 07
Thanks so much for responding. I was beginning to think I was the only one. I haven't been a huge Harvick fan but I felt his win today was fitting...6 years to the day and the first RCR driver to win the 500 since Dale Sr. won. I think it's safe to say we're a devoted family..we use 33 on our race cars and our son's middle name is Dale.