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His father did not want him to follow in his footsteps, however, Dale would not be persuaded to give up his dream of racing, dropping out of school to race. When his father died of a heart attack at his home in 1973, it took many years before Dale felt as though he had finally proven himself to his father. In 2001, dale earnhardt sr prod why in the 2001 daytona 500. The crash that cost him his life.

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