As we build up to the 2011 NASCAR season and the season opening Daytona 500 this Sunday, we remember Dale Earnhardt on was killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500 10 years ago today. The anniversary of Earnhardt’s death has been widely covered in the media, but it is important to remember everything Dale Earnhardt contributed to NASCAR in life and in death. Earnhardt’s hauling hay on Tuesday, racing on Sunday attitude is notably absent in NASCAR. As is his hard line style of driving, but he appealed to a large number of fans and helped make NASCAR the largest spectator sport on the planet. NASCAR fans old and new should take a moment today to reflect upon the life and contributions of Dale Earnhardt.