Did someone die in the Daytona 500?

The NASCAR Cup Series has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred on February 18, 2001, when Dale Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500….NASCAR Cup Series fatalities.

Driver John McVitty ( U.S. )
Event 150-mile race
Circuit Langhorne Speedway
Session Qualifying
Car Chevrolet

What NASCAR driver was killed at the Daytona 500?

Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt, also known as “The Intimidator,” “Ironhead” and “Man in Black” had died after a crash on the last lap in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001.

Who wrecked at Daytona today?

On the final lap of the Beef 300 at Daytona, Myatt Snider was turned sideways in front of the field in the lead pack, hitting the backstretch wall before his car went airborne along the wall and catchfence.

Is Dale Earnhardt dead?

February 18, 2001Dale Earnhardt / Date of death

What car did Dale Earn when he died?

Earnhardt was driving his famous black No. 3 Chevrolet and vying for third place when he collided with another car, then crashed into a wall.

Who was involved in the wreck NASCAR?

Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric was among those collected in the wreck, along with Kyle Larson, Corey LaJoie, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Harrison Burton, Michael McDowell, Todd Gilliland, Cole Custer, Alex Bowman, Busch and Logano. Initially, none of the cars involved in the wreck headed to the garage.

Which NASCAR driver died this week?

David Gilliland Racing hauler driver Steven Stotts was killed Tuesday morning after being involved in a crash on Interstate 20 in Texas that injured three others and destroyed the transporter for the team’s No. 17 in the ARCA Menards Series. Stotts was 54.

What happened in the NASCAR crash at Daytona?

The race on the 2.5-mile track of Daytona International Speedway ended in a wild finale. Watch the NASCAR crash video from Daytona below. On the final lap, AJ Allmendinger led the field into turn one for the final time.

How many motorcyclists died at the Daytona 500 last year?

Last year, eight motorcyclists died during the 10-day event, making 2021 the highest for fatalities. Wednesday’s crash occurred sometime overnight at Pioneer Trail and Airport Road near New Smyrna Beach, said FHP Lt. Kim Montes.

Who was the driver that died in the 1972 Daytona 500?

^ Kahn, Bernard (February 18, 1972). “Tennessee driver ‘Friday’ Hassler killed in pileup”. Daytona Beach Morning Journal. ^ Granger, Gene (February 18, 1972). “Daytona drivers recall Friday’s fatal run”.

Is the driver still critical at Daytona?

^ Glick, Shav (February 13, 1990). “Driver still critical, but course worker improves at Daytona”. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10.