Dale Earnhardt, left, and his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., watch a race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 1, 2001. The elder Earnhardt would die in a crash in the Daytona 500 17 days later.
Dale Earnhardt, left, and his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., watch a race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 1, 2001. The elder Earnhardt would die in a crash in the Daytona 500 17 days later. Amy Conn AP
Dale Earnhardt, left, and his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., watch a race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 1, 2001. The elder Earnhardt would die in a crash in the Daytona 500 17 days later. Amy Conn AP

Would Dale Earnhardt Sr. have been able to get a job driving a Cup car today?

May 25, 2017 5:00 PM

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