If I may....I agree with both you and Chex. Chex’s posts reek of not being to fond of Earnhardt himself but also no one in 01 had any idea of the safety technology that could be used to their benefit. Well maybe they had an idea but didn’t pay it much thought. My example would be the HANS device, look at how many drivers wore it in the 01 Daytona 500 and then the next week at Rockingham. I think both of you are right in a way. My personal opinion is that I think is that Eanrhardt is the coolest, largest than life figure to ever drive a stock car, the black with slanted 3 just worked. He also seemed to just watching interviews of him on YouTube and reading that he had a ton of common sense. I don’t care what kind of person he was off the track in terms of husband or father, I’m not one to judge a guy on the job he did at those two tasks. I don’t care, I never admired a athlete/driver for what he did off the track/arena or in his personal life.