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Monday, August 13
SportsCenter's 'NASCAR: Life after Dale'

ESPN SportsCenter will present "NASCAR: Life After Dale," a five-part series on NASCAR following the death of its biggest active star, Dale Earnhardt, at the Daytona 500 on February 18. The series will premiere each day on the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter beginning Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17. Each part will re-air on subsequent editions of SportsCenter.

"NASCAR: Life After Dale" will examine ongoing investigations surrounding the crash and also report on changes in driver safety since Earnhardt's death. will also feature complementary editorial on the series each day.

"Life After Dale" series highlights include:

Part I: State of the Investigation/Safety Changes (Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.)
ESPN's award-winning Outside the Lines host Bob Ley examines the timeline of NASCAR's seatbelt investigation following Earnhardt's fatal crash at Daytona. Reporter Mike Massaro looks at new racing and driver-safety initiatives encouraged by NASCAR. (On Aug. 21, NASCAR will publish its report from the investigation.)

Part II: Marketing, Memorabilia, Ratings (Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.) writer Darren Rovell reports on the demand for Dale Earnhardt's memorabilia and NASCAR's record television ratings in 2001.

Part III: Sterling Marlin (Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.)
SportsCenter anchor and former RPM2Night host Rece Davis looks at the difficult season Sterling Marlin has endured -- including death threats -- since Earnhardt's death and Marlin's tough road back to NASCAR's winner circle.

Part IV: Dale Jr. (Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses coping with the death of his racing legend father and addresses the controversy surrounding his win of the Pepsi 400 on July 7 at Daytona.

Part V: Look ahead (Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.)
Taking over The Intimidator's place on Team Childress wasn't going to be easy for any driver. But rookie Kevin Harvick has fared well in a tough situation.

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Life after Dale
ESPN's Kelly Neal examines Kevin Harvick's difficult role of replacing a legend.
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Life after Dale
ESPN's Mike Massaro looks at how Dale Jr. has dealt with his father's death and his career.
Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

Life after Dale
ESPN's Reece Davis examines the effect Dale Earnhardt's death has had on Sterling Marlin.
Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

Life after Dale's Darren Rovell analyzes the impact of the Intimidator's death on Dale Earnhardt collectibles.
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Life after Dale
ESPN's Mike Massaro takes a look at life after Dale Earnhardt.
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