Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was an American race car driver who gained fame driving race cars for NASCAR and winning many championships. He was involved in a car accident during the last lap of the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001. He was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:16 p.m. after sustaining blunt force trauma to the head. Earnhardt was 49 years old. The event was highly publicized and generated intense interest from the media and resulted in various safety improvements in NASCAR auto racing.
Although he won 76 races over the course of his career including 7 Winston Cup victories, what place did he come in on his first try for the Winston Cup?
- 1st Place
- 9th Place
- 22nd Place
Answer: 3 – 22nd Place