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Wednesday, January 23
Daytona erects Earnhardt memorial
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A memorial to racing legend Dale Earnhardt at the track where he died in a last-lap crash will be unveiled next month.

The memorial is under construction at the Daytona International Speedway and will be revealed during Speedweeks, which begin Feb. 2.

Another Earnhardt memorial is under way in his hometown of Kannapolis, N.C., near Charlotte.

The Daytona statue is designed by John Lajba, who also cast the 1994 bronze statues of Bill and Anne France in front of Daytona.

Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion, died Feb. 18 of last year when he crashed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

Overpass named for Earnhardt
A new pedestrian overpass outside Daytona International Speedway has been named in honor of Earnhardt.

City commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday naming the overpass The Dale Earnhardt Memorial Bridge.

Mayor Bud Asher said speedway officials have agreed to pay the cost of putting plaques honoring Earnhardt at both ends of the bridge.

Construction of the $4.2 million overpass, which spans International Speedway Boulevard, should be finished by Friday.

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