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|Dale Tribute: Waltrip to Run No. 15 Car at Daytona
|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Waltrip will run a No. 15 car in this year's Daytona 500 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his first Daytona victory, and the death of his late boss and friend, Dale Earnhardt.
Waltrip was driving the No. 15 car for Earnhardt's team when he broke a 0-for-462 winless streak in the 2001 Daytona 500 driving for Earnhardt's team. That day was anything but a celebration for Waltrip, as Earnhardt died in an accident on the final lap of the race.
Waltrip and sponsor Napa unveiled the commemorative car Tuesday.
Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, owns a NASCAR team and has cut back his racing schedule. It will be his 25th consecutive Daytona 500.
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