Rae Carruth said in his phone interview that he has changed from the young NFL player he was when he was originally convicted. “Back then, I was very immature,” he said. “Very self-centered.” He said he has found God in prison and wants to be involved in his son’s life.
Rae Carruth has spent the last seventeen years of his life behind bars. In 2001, the star Carolina Panthers wide-receiver was convicted of charges related to the murder of Cherica Adams, a beautiful 24-year-old who was seven months pregnant with his child. She was shot four times while driving her BMW by someone Carruth hired to pull the trigger. He talked to WBTV in an exclusive interview.
Before the start of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb.18, 2018, baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron called NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on pit road at Daytona International Speedway. Aaron endured much racist vitriol as he neared and finally broke Babe Ruth's Major League career home-run record. Aaron's record of 755 home runs stood for more than 30 years.
During the second stage of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 18, 2018 NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne got loose coming out of Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway with all three wrecking. Harvick was able to continue but Elliott and Kahne were knocked out of the race due to heavy damage sustained.
NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was asked by a reporter following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 if he is always so emotional. Wallace responded understandably that when you have family and run a good race it tugs at your heartstrings. Wallace started his fifth cup race and finished second in the season opener.
The memory of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt's 1998 victory at Daytona International Speedway isn't far from driver Austin Dillon's memory. In fact, Dillon can watch the victory through a window at the team's shop, where it plays continuously. Twenty years ago, Earnhardt received a lucky penny from a young girl and won the Daytona 500. Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 after receiving a penny from a young fan during an autograph session a few days ago. The legendary N. 3 Chevrolet returned to Victory Lane with Earnhardt's close friend and Dillon's grandfather Richard Childress standing alongside on the dais.
Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr said on Sunday, February 18, 2018 that how fans remember his father's career would have been completely if he had never won a Daytona 500. Dale Jr knew first had the pressure and stress that not winning had had on Dale Sr before he finally won. Dale Jr was fortunate to win a Daytona 500 early in his career and then duplicate it with a win eight years later. Dale Earnhardt Sr won a Daytona 500 which had fans, opposing team's and crew members standing in applause.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says that he made peace with Daytona International Speedway a long time ago. Dale Earnhardt Sr. passed away 17 years ago in a wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001. Dale Jr recognizes how special Daytona International Speedway was to his father and it is a place that has become more special to him. He chose to embrace the track more.
NASCAR fans began turning out in groves hours before the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 to enjoy the sights and sounds of racing, scaling the banking to sign the bricks of the finish line and share their race winner.
Richard Petty won an amazing seven Daytona 500 races -- in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979 and 1981. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, the NASCAR Hall of Fame member took a moment to reminisce. Petty is the only seven-time winner of the Daytona 500. Among his other accolades, The King won 200 races and was a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds raced across Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in preparation for their performance before Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The Thunderbirds are an air-demonstration squadron assigned to the 57th Wing. The squadron is the world's third oldest formal flying aerobatic team.