Today marks 19 years since tragic death of Dale Earnhardt

15 Feb 1996: Dale Earnhardt celebrates his seventh Gatorade125 Qualifying race as he chases the remarkable 500th win, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mandatory Credit: David Taylor/Allsport

Tuesday marks 19 years since the devastating death of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who died in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500.

Earnhardt Sr. won seven NASCAR Cup titles in his career, tied for the most all-time with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson.

Following Earnhardt's death, NASCAR made several safety improvements. No Cup driver has died during competition since Earnhardt Sr. 

RELATED: RYAN NEWMAN'S LATEST TERRIFYING CRASH SENDS HIM TO HOSPITAL

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was seriously injured Monday night, Feb. 17 in a crash during the Daytona 500, but thankfully his injuries are not life-threatening, according to doctors.

Roush Fenway Racing issued the following statement on Monday:

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