When cars enter the first turn of the second lap, a video tribute will play on the video boards at the Speedway. Then, fans will stand and hold up three fingers during the third lap, remembering the NASCAR legend. Earnhardt drove a No. 3 car for much of his career.
On lap 3 in today’s #DAYTONA500, join us in paying tribute to Dale Earnhardt, Sr.— Daytona International Speedway (@DAYTONA) February 14, 2021
Fans are encouraged to stand and salute with three fingers to the sky, as we pay homage to the seven-time @NASCAR Cup Series Champion.
He was the fourth driver to be killed by a basilar skull fracture in an eight-month span, prompting several safety improvements in the coming months and years.
The broadcast of Sunday’s iteration of the Daytona 500 will begin at 2:30 on FOX, and the green flag is expected to be dropped around 3 p.m.
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