I lost a friend and a hero this weekend. His name was Dale Earnhardt...and my husband was there in Daytona when Dale died. I have grown up with Dale in my house on TV many weekends, since I was 14...so he is family.
I have never met him...was actually planning on that this year. I have met him by proxy, through his many drivers...Ron Hornaday comes to mind. And although, Teresa has closed the funeral off to the public for not enough space in the church...I will be going to the memorial in Charlotte.
I am saddened by his death, but have seen all race fans come together to comfort each other.