“THE INTIMIDATOR’’ DIED ON THIS DATE IN 2001

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Dale Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash of “the Super Bowl of NASCAR”,
the Daytona 500. Hours later, at a press conference, NASCAR President
Mike Hilton made the formal announcement to the world saying, "This is
undoubtedly one of the toughest announcements that I’ve ever personally
had to make. But…after the accident in Turn 4 at the end of the Daytona
500, we’ve lost Dale Earnhardt”.

Earnhardt had notable success in the Winston Cup Series, now called the
Sprint Cup Series, winning seventy-six races, including one Daytona 500
victory in 1998. Earnhardt’s seven championships are tied for most all-time
with Richard Petty. Dale Earnhardt as been inducted in numerous halls of
fame, including the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.

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FIRST SUPER BOWL ON THIS DATE IN 1967

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The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional football, later known as Super Bowl I and referred to in some reports as the Supergame, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay packers (14–2) scored 3 second-half touchdowns en route to a 35–10 win over the American Football League(AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs (12–2–1). Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, who completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named Super Bowl MVP. The game was simulcast on both CBS-TV and NBC-TV.

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Green Bay Quarterback Bart Starr is about to make a pass

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Max McGee, above, caught the ball and scored the first touchdown
in Super Bowl history.

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