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Dale Earnhardt was one of the most popular NASCAR drivers in the sport’s history. The man known as The Intimidator won 76 Winston Cup races and won the Winston Cup seven times. In 2001, Earnhardt died in a tragic accident at the Daytona 500. Fifteen years later, Earnhardt's legacy lives on. 

Racing runs in the blood of the Earnhardts. Dale's father, Ralph, was one of the most prominent figures in NASCAR's early days. His son, Dale Jr. is one of the most prolific racers of the current generation, winning 26 races in his 18-year NASCAR career. 

2016 is the fifteenth anniversary of his passing, and NASCAR fans prove that his legacy has been carried on, and will be for a long time. Earnhardt memorabilia can be found all over the country, including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. Although Earnhardt's life ended far too early, he contributed as much as any other racer to the sport in his 27-year career.