A moment frozen in time for the loss of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was actually a catalyst in the sport's history for better safety in NASCAR. "The Intimidator" may physically be gone, but his presence remains alive as one of the best to ever turn laps around the track.


Michael McDowell's first career win in the Monster Energy Cup Series after never leading the race except coming off the final turn of the Daytona 500. A fiery crash took out most of the field including Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, who were running in the top two positions.