Earnhardt Remembered

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It’s always difficult to plan a commemoration ceremony for a beloved figure – people don’t want to make it garish, and people don’t want to create too little of a fuss. This is the conflict NASCAR is facing as the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death approaches on February 18, 2010.

An article with autoweek.com explores this question tactfully. NASCAR is acutely aware of this problem. Jole Chitwood III, the new president of Daytona International Speedway, is the one to solve a solution to this dilemma. He shared with autoweek.com, “That’s an excellent question…and I’m not sure there’s a right answer. Other than the fact that we have to be respectful of what he did for the sport, and anything we do will be respectful, understated and appropriate.” A statue was already erected in Earnhardt’s honor, and several bleachers are named after him as well.

Most likely, a moment of silence will be held for the late driver, and there will be a piece about him in the program. Our auto shipper companies believe that NASCAR will handle this conflict smoothly and respectfully.


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