Dale Earnhardt fans asked to light candles at home to honor late champion (UPDATED)

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UPDATE (Feb. 18, 11:05 a.m. ET): Due to cold weather conditions in North Carolina, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation has asked fans to light a candle in their homes to remember the late seven-time NASCAR champion.

A candlelight tribute was to take place this evening outside the Dale Earnhardt Inc. complex near Mooresville, North Carolina. However, temperatures are expected to drop to single digits in the Charlotte region for the next few nights.

The Foundation made this statement on DEI’s Facebook page:

Since Earnhardt’s death on February 18, 2001 at the Daytona 500, a tribute has been held annually on that day.

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