by Michael Waltrip and Ellis Henican
Dale Earnhardt, in front of his No. 3 car, looks on during practice for the Ford City 500 in 1999. Earnhardt was killed in a crash in the last lap of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001.
February 18, 2011 Ten years ago Friday, 43 drivers lined up to race NASCAR's Daytona 500. One of them was Dale Earnhardt, who died in a crash in the last lap. Fellow racer Michael Waltrip, who won that race, details the day's events in a new book: In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything.
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