Dale Earnhardt Sr.: 20 years in memoriam(12 images)
Twenty years ago, on February 18, 2001, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., also known as "The Intimidator," died in a car crash at the Daytona 500 during the final lap of the race. Here's a look back at his career.
Earnhardt (C), winner of the Daytona 500, gets a kiss of congratulations from wife Theresa (L) and daughter Taylor Nicole in Daytona Beach, Fla., on February 15, 1998. After 20 failed attempts at the richest purse of the NASCAR circuit, Earnhart, known as the most successful driver never to win the Daytona 500, raced to his first victory in his last 59 races. Photo by Susan Knowles/UPI
NASCAR driver Ted Musgrave (16), spins out of control going into turn one behind Earnhardt (3) during the Winston Cup Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on July 12, 1998. Photo by Lee K. Marriner/UPI
Earnhardt straps into his #3 Chevrolet helmet for the start of "Bud at the Glen" NASCAR race at the Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on the August 9, 1998. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Earnhardt sits in his #3 Chevrolet in the garage area awaiting the morning practice session for the Pepsi Southern 500, part of NASCAR's Winston Cup Series, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C., on September 5, 1998. Photo by Michael Bush/UPI
NASCAR drivers Dale Jarrett (L to R), Jeff Burton, Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Jeremy Mayfield earned the right to vie for NASCAR's next Winston No Bull $1 million race in Darlington, S.C., on September 6, 1998. Photo by Michael Bush/UPI