Dale Earnhardt Jr. is consoled by a friend before a NASCAR race at North Carolina Speedway on February 25, 2001 in Rockingham, North Carolina following Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona the week before.
Feb 18 - 2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona
Budweiser's Tear-Jerking Tribute To Dale Jr. Includes Everything Except His Car Number
Longtime Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor Budweiser made the ultimate touching tribute video ahead of Earnhardt’s final NASCAR race. It’s the story of Dale Jr.’s career: from victory lane hugs from Dale Sr. to Dale Jr.’s incredible Daytona win following his dad’s untimely death. Yet it omits one odd thing: the number on Dale Jr.’s car.