#5 The Finish Of The Daytona 500
The 2001 Daytona 500 was truly a tale of tragedy and triumph for several reasons.
Unfortunately for those that believe the official story of Dale Earnhardt’s untimely death in that years great american race, it is also used as one of the biggest arguments for why Earnhardt is still alive. While the proposed reason why Dale Earnhardt would fake his own death vary from conspiracy theorist to conspiracy theorist, most of them agree that the ending of The Great American race was a little too suspicious.
In fact, it is claimed by a few of them that the finish, which saw Dale Earnhardt Jr push Michael Waltrip to the line to win his first Daytona 500 while Dale Earnhardt was launched straight into the wall right behind them, was a way to set up the future of the sport and say goodbye to the past. Again, theory for why Earnhardt would fake his own death varies from person to person, but some believe that Dale wanted his son to take the spotlight.