Dale Earnhardt Sr.

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Athletes Who Died Too Young

(Newser) - Thirty years after Yankees captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash, the New York Daily News looks back at athletes "gone too soon": Roberto Clemente (Dec. 31, 1972): His plane went down while trying to deliver supplies to Nicaragua earthquake victims. Search parties never found Clemente's body.... More »

Dale Jr.'s Struggle to Grow Up

His father cast a long shadow for racing star

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t talk much about his father’s death. “I don't want people to know about that,” he says. "It's not their business to hear it.” But he opened up to Marty Smith for an in-depth profile in ESPN the Magazine. Junior spent... More »

This Bud—and No. 8—Is Not for Earnhardt

Contract with new team strips racer of number with 'tremendous history'

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose Budweiser ride has long been iconic among NASCAR fans, will have to surrender the number 8 under the terms of a new team contract. The racer, who's leaving his father's Dale Earnhardt, Inc., to replace Kyle Busch at Hendrick Motorsports, will also strip the Budweiser paint-job... More »

Stewart Wins at Chicagoland

No. 20 snaps his 2007 dry spell at USG Sheetrock 400

(Newser) - Tony Stewart grabbed his first checkered flag of the 2007 Nextel Cup season yesterday at the Chicagoland racetrack, after neck-and-neck competitor Jimmy Johnson crashed during the final laps.. Though the Home Depot team driver has 12 top-10s in '07, this season's start represented his longest winless streak since 1999. More »

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