2006 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Posey
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING APRIL 29, 2006, AS "DALE EARNHARDT, SR., DAY IN MISSISSIPPI."
WHEREAS, NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was born on April 29, 1951; and
WHEREAS, with 76 victories during his career, including seven Winston Cup Championships, four International Race of Champions (IROC) Championships, 10 wins at Talladega Superspeedway and 34 wins at Daytona International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt was truly the face of NASCAR, inspiring fans throughout Mississippi and the nation with his skill on the track; and
WHEREAS, known as "The Intimidator," Dale Earnhardt, at the wheel of the No. 3 car, created a legacy in Mississippi amassing so many wins; and
WHEREAS, Dale Earnhardt changed the sport of racing, bridging past, present and future generations of fans by upholding the finest NASCAR traditions while remaining a cutting-edge competitor throughout the entirety of his career; and
WHEREAS, Dale Earnhardt's tragic death on February 18, 2001, deeply touched countless people, and the loss of this great icon of auto racing and his presence at tracks across the country will be missed for generations to come:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby designate April 29, 2006, as "Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Day in Mississippi," and urge his fans throughout Mississippi to remember his sports legacy.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be forwarded to Mississippi NASCAR affiliates and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.