February 18 2011 will mark the 10 year anniversary since NASCAR lost Dale Earnhardt Sr. At the 53rd running of the Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway is paying tribute to the man in black. They are asking for a moment of silence on the third lap while the fans hold up the number 3. Here is a photo we took from the 2009 Daytona 500, where the Bass Pro Shops team paid tribute to the intimidator, as they do every year on lap 3. Goosebumps will be making a presence on Sunday, especially with Dale Earnhardt Jr on the pole.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway is asking for a moment of silence on the third lap of the Daytona 500 as a tribute to Dale Earnhardt.
Earnhardt was killed in an accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. The speedway considered various ways to mark the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt's death. Click here to continue.