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Auto Racing / Earnhardt Death #637255

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Daytona, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The death of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt on the last lap of the Daytona 500 stock car race featured; scenes shown from Daytona, Florida, of the crash. [Halifax Medical Center Dr. Steve BOHANNON - says Earnhardt's death broke his heart.] [Two MEN - comment.] [EARNHARDT - says racing has been great.] [NBC Sports Allen BESTWICK - explains Earnhardt's appeal.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Efforts to improve safety for NASCAR drivers examined. [Bioengineer Robert HUBBARD - explains the cause of death of many NASCAR drivers; says the HANS harness could have saved his life.] [Driver Jeff BURTON - describes a problem with the harness.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. James CHANDLER - talks about a major injury.]

Reporter(s):
Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Sanders, Kerry
Duration:
00:05:40

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