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Dale Earnhardt Sr Statue

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Daytona Beach, Florida

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed on February 18, 2001, in a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500. The 49-year old had a winning career driving stock cars, and gained his largest following of fans in his NASCAR years, winning seven Winston cup championships.

Outside the Daytona International Speedway (where he died) and the now-closed Daytona USA attraction is a nine-foot-tall statue of Dale. He stands on a large Number 3 (his car's designation) in a pose taken from a photo of his 1998 victory at the Daytona 500 (the only time that he won that race). He's holding his winner's trophy, which reportedly was the thing that he treasured the most.

The 1,200-pound statue, by sculptor John Lajba, was unveiled in 2002, one year after Earnhardt's death.

Dale Earnhardt Sr Statue

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
I-95 exit 261A. East on International Speedway Blvd about two miles. South side, outside of the entrance to Daytona International Speedway. The statue is just to the right of the entrance to the Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction.
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