Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
Austin Dillion’s car slams into the catch fence at the end of the Coke 400 at Daytona International Speedway (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was a beaten down Dale Earnhardt Jr. who stood in Victory Lane after winning Sunday night’s/Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Watching in your review mirror as a fellow competitor’s car explodes into a mass of whirling shrapnel will have that effect on human beings.
“I mean, the racing doesn’t matter anymore,” Earnhardt said during his post-race press conference when asked about the scene that played out in his mirror at the end of the Coke Zero 400.
“It scared the shit out of me.”
The race, which ended at 2:41 in the morning after its start was delayed three and a half hours by rain, saw pole-sitter Earnhardt dominate and then win his Read the full story »