Today marks the 14th anniversary of the passing of Dale Earnhardt, who died Feb. 18, 2001, in a last-lap crash during the Daytona 500.
But while Earnhardt is no longer with us, he is by no means forgotten; after all, not a Daytona Speedweeks goes by without mention of the seven-time champion’s famous name.
So it was no surprise that fans, drivers and the media took to Twitter today to celebrate the life of the Intimidator. See some of the tributes, from the Earnhardt family and others, below.
One this day I do not mourn his death. I thank God he lived. #DaleEarnhardt
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 18, 2015
— Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett) February 18, 2015
— RCR (@RCRracing) February 18, 2015
Lighting a candle in my memory today for Dale Earnhardt – an honor to have covered him. He will always be missed.
— Claire B Lang (@ClaireBLang) February 18, 2015
— Winston Kelley (@WinstonKelley) February 18, 2015
On this date in 2001, Dale Earnhardt passed away. We miss you Dale. pic.twitter.com/ooutIUGiGP
— NASCAR Memories (@NASCARMemories) February 18, 2015
— Craig Choate (@craigwchoate) February 18, 2015
— Sonoma Raceway (@RaceSonoma) February 18, 2015
Here's to the man in black, the master of the high banks, the Intimidator.
— Talladega Superspeedway (@TALLADEGA) February 18, 2015
Greatest NASCAR Driver ever. Gone too soon. Miss you Dad. pic.twitter.com/hxZdRwwSv2
— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) February 18, 2015