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Earnhardt in February 1997

The checkered flag reflects in the sun glasses of Dale Earnhardt, from Kannapolis, N.C., in Victory Lane in this Feb. 13, 1997 photo, in Daytona Beach, Fla., after Earnhardt won his eighth consecutive 125-mile qualifying race for Sunday's Daytona 500. TERRY RENNA, ASSOCIATED PRESS