In 2001, Earnhardt was involved in a three-car accident at Daytona that proved fatal. He was just 49. In the wake of his death, NASCAR implemented a series of safety improvementsRANK: 72 LOCATION: Daytona International Speedway | Daytona Beach, Fla. DATE: 2/15/1998 CATEGORY: Racing - NASCAR
In his 20th Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt finally broke through, winning the race that had eluded him for so long.