Question by  fazchristianyahoocom (10)

What events lead up the the crash that killed Dale Earnhardt SR?

I know that Dale Earnhardt SR crashed in the last lap of the Daytona 500, but do not know what caused the crash.


Answer by  Al92 (105)

He was trying to block for the cars he owned, Waltrip and Dale Jr. Sr misjudged a block and came down into Sterling Marlin which hooked Sr into the wall.


Answer by  TMATM (499)

Earnhardt's lost control, made contact with Sterling Martin's car, went across the track and was struck by Ken Schrader's car before striking the wall at just under 160 MPH.


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

Before he died he got ready to race and had his car checked to make sure everything was alright before he got out on the track. Then he raced the last race of his life.


Answer by  dileigh (22)

He was in third and blocking Sterling Martin, since Dale Jr. and Michael Waltrip were running first and second. For some unknown reason the car turned left, caught the apron and spun up into the outside wall/


Answer by  shall8188 (266)

Dale Earnhardt Sr was leading the race, in third place. For reasons that aren't known, his car veered down the track and his bumper hit the front of the car behind him. This made his car turn sharply to the left where he collided with a wall, causing his death.


Answer by  Casper (59)

Dale Earnhardt SR died because of an error at the car's engine. The nascar wouldn't let the teams to make the cars as they wanted to so they couldn't make the car safe enough.

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