7 time Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt was killed yesterday on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Perhaps one of the best Winston Cup drivers ever, Earnhardt's passing is a loss to the motorsport world. <P>He and his son recently ran their first sports car race at the 24 Hours of Daytona in a C5 Corvette, bringing new fans to that type of racing from Nascar. <P>On the final lap, Earnhardt was doing something he doesn't usually do. Rather than driving flat out, Earnhardt appeared to be holding back traffic.<P>Running in third, with a car owned by him in first and his son in second, Dale seemed to be maintaining his own position while helping out a few friends. A bump happened and Earnhardt went head on into a wall at a very high speed. <P>Doctors believe he was killed on impact.<P>Though NASCAR is not the typical motorsport campaign that our readers follow, we felt it significant to make a mention of Earnhardt's passing.