QUESTION: Today marks the 17th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's fatal last-turn wreck in the Daytona 500. Exactly 11 years earlier, Earnhardt led for 155 laps but blew a tire with a mile to go. Who wound up winning?
ANSWER: Derrike Cope, who narrowly avoided the debris that shredded Earnhardt's tire and finished off one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history with his first career victory. Still active, Cope has run in 424 Cup Series races over 26 years, but his only other win came just four months after his Daytona triumph.