Bill France

Earnhardt Investigation – NASCAR

Earnhardt crash
NASCAR’s legendary superstar, Dale Earnhardt, was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, the sport’s biggest race.  The event occurred live on FOX Sports in what was its first broadcast of a multi-year partnership.  NASCAR and the sports world were stunned.

Earnhardt was the fourth NASCAR driver killed in less than two years. The sport’s executives were under increasing pressure to immediately address the rising safety issues.
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