Earnhardt's victory 10 years ago could still pay dividends

Ten years after Dale Earnhardt won his only Daytona 500, the victory still resonates throughout the sport. How much so? Motorsports Authentics is hoping a 10th anniversary Daytona 500 victory die-cast car pads the bottom line, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 10, 2008, 6:40 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was at home in Mooresville, N.C., recovering from a concussion suffered in the Busch Series race, when his dad finally won the Daytona 500 10 years ago.

He was watching on television as his father drove the famous black No. 3 down pit road in what was called the longest receiving line in NASCAR history as members of every crew came out to congratulate him.

He was almost teary-eyed as he watched the pure joy in the smile ...

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