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Today in sports history: 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt killed in last-lap Daytona 500 crash
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Today in sports history: 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt killed in last-lap Daytona 500 crash

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In 2001, Dale Earnhardt, the greatest stock car star of his era, is killed in a crash on the last turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500 as he tries to protect Michael Waltrip’s victory.

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