I just surfed over to ESPN's web site, and saw this headline:
While I wasn't a die-hard racing fan by any means (I didn't even watch yesterday's Daytona 500) I normally watch a few races every season. My dad got me into watching, though at first I was going to dismiss it as a sport. I was intrigued by the strategies involved in NASCAR racing, the risks of running another 2 laps before stopping for fuel, the jockeying for position, and the speed.
For those who don't know, losing Dale Earnhardt means losing the biggest star of NASCAR, and his death will cast a dark cloud over the sport for years to come...