Father & Son

Dale Earnhardt's death at the Daytona 500 occurred 15 years today. His son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., took a moment on Twitter to acknowledge the anniversary by remembering his father as a living, hard-working race car driver.

The tribute came as Earnhardt Jr. was taking questions from users via Twitter.

One day earlier, a fan had reminded him of the approaching anniversary. Earnhardt said he hadn't thought about its significance and seemed to deflect from discussing his father's death:

It'll certainly be a somber day for the Earnhardt family and the entire community of NASCAR fans, but hopefully one that can focus on Dale Earnhardt's greatness in life.

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