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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 22, 2001

Statement by the President

I have asked my close friend Joe Allbaugh to attend today's memorial service for Dale Earnhardt.   I am saddened by the untimely loss of this American legend and want to express my deepest sympathy to his family, friends and fans.  Dale was an American icon who made great contributions to his sport.  Dale's legacy will live on for millions of Americans. He was an inspiration to many.

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