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Daniel Ricciardo

Video flashback: The tragic death of Daniel Ricciardo's hero

It was exactly 20 years ago today that motorsport lost an icon in Dale Earnhardt, as Daniel Ricciardo's hero passed away at the famous Daytona 500.

When you think of NASCAR, you think of Dale Earnhardt. Although it's been 20 years since his passing, the man known as 'The Intimidator' is still widely viewed by many fans as the greatest of all time.

One of those fans includes Daniel Ricciardo, who rides with the #3 because of the American. Ricciardo was 11 years old when Earnhardt passed away on February 18, 2001. The collision into the wall seemed harmless at the time, but it unfortunately led to the passing of one of the all time greats.

Watch the images from that sad day below.

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