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Earnhardt blacked out in '97 Southern 500

Originally Published: June 2, 2005
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, N.C. – NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt acknowledged on a life insurance application shortly before his death that he once had a dizzy spell during a race – apparently a 1997 event in South Carolina in which he crashed.

The disclosure was contained in 41 previously sealed exhibits in a lawsuit against insurer United of Omaha, which refused to pay millions of dollars to Earnhardt's widow after he died in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001.

United of Omaha claims the ...

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