well i was watching the 2001 daytona 500 live when Dale Earnhardt died. For those unfamiliar, he was like the ayrton senna of nascar, he was maybe the most talented nascar driver of all time and definitely the most popular. I was only 10 at the time and maybe just a bit above a casual nascar fan. I wasn’t too shaken though. My mom told me he died doing what he loved and that’s about as good a way to go as you can ask for. That’s been my attitude about motorsports deaths since, i just hope that the people who did die racing truly did love it.
These days, I’ll readily criticize nascar for plenty of reasons, but I’ll always remember that race for the sheer drama of that day, there was a lot of other factors besides the death that made that day memorable, if anyone wants to hear more, i’ll think a bit and tell some more