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The Daytona International Speedway has had numerous fatalities since it opened in 1959.

Many notable drivers and participants, including one of NASCAR's most popular driver Dale Earnhardt , have been fatally injured during auto, motorcycle, and powerboat racing events at the track.

Driver Date Event Cause
Marshall Teague 11 February 1959 Testing Test runs preparing for speed-record attempt in reconfigured Indycar with canopy, high speed aerodynamic lift caused crash.
George Amick 4 April 1959 USAC 100-mile race Crash at the exit of turn 2 and backstretch.
Dr. Bernie Taylor 14 June 1959 Powerboat race in infield lake
Harold Haberling 21 February 1961 Daytona 500 practice
Billy Wade 5 January 1965 NASCAR Grand National tire test Died of internal injuries suffered in a crash during a tire test session for Goodyear. The crash happened on the west turn caused by the bursting of one of the tires he was testing.
Don MacTavish 21 February 1969 Permatex 300 Killed when his car hit the outside wall on the frontstretch, tearing the motor out of the car, then was hit by Stan Sommers. He was killed instantly.
Wayne Harris Bartz 12 March 1969 Lightweight motorcyle race
Talmadge "Tab" Prince 19 February 1970 Twin 125s
Joe "Rusty" Bradley 14 March 1971 Daytona 200
David Pearl 30 July 1971 Paul Whiteman Trophy Race
Friday Hassler 17 February 1972 Twin 125s
Ricky Knotts 14 February 1980 Twins 125s
Francis Affleck 7 February 1985 ARCA practice
Dr. Charles Ogle 26 December 1985 Stock car testing
Bruce Jacobi 4 February 1987 Twin 125s Died of injuries suffered in a February 1983 crash.
Joe Young 13 February 1987 Charlotte-Daytona Dash Series race
James Kolman 27 December 1987 Kart testing
Randy Glenn 26 February 1988 Motorcycle practice
Don Williams 21 May 1989 Permatex 300 Died of injuries suffered in a February 1979 crash.
Dale Robertson 27 December 1989 Daytona Kart Week race
Julius Johnson 11 February 1990 ARCA 200 race Died three days later on 14 February 1990.
Joe Booher 12 February 1993 Florida 200 Dash Series race
James Adamo 7 March 1993 Daytona 200 Crash caused by front brae failure, causing bike and rider to strike trackside barrier.
Neil Bonnett 11 February 1994 Daytona 500 qualifying practice Crash in turn 4.
Rodney Orr 14 February 1994 Daytona 500 second-day qualifying practice Killed in a crash while practicing for the 1994 Daytona 500.
Michael Himes 31 January 1997 IMSA Showroom Stock sportscar event
Roger Reiman 4 March 1997 Motorcycle practice for a racing legends.
Dale Earnhardt 18 February 2001 Daytona 500 Basilar skull fracture suffered from crash in turn 4 on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Dirk Piz 11 March 2001 Daytona 200
Stuart Stratton 19 October 2001 Fall Cycle Scene motorcycle event
Michael Davis Jr. 30 December 2001 Daytona Kart Week race
Bryan Cassell 18 October 2003 Motorcycle practice, CCS/FUSA Fall Cycle Scene Died in crash on turn 4.
Roy H. Weaver III 8 February 2004 IPOWER Dash Series 150 Track worker; struck and killed by driver Ray Paprota
Robert Boswell 3 February 2008 Richard Petty Driving Experience Heart attack when driving

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