Get your motor running with this high end Sports Illustrated magazine issue featuring extraordinary race car driver Dale Earnhardt on the cover. Captioned "Death of a Champion", this tribute edition marked the first cover appearance for the NASCAR multi-champion. Sadly this long overdue cover appearance was rolled out a week after Earnhardt's death in a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 race. Dated 2/26/01, this SI Vol. 94, #9 issue takes the checkered flag in near perfect condition, with a prestigious CGC grade of (9.8) as "1/2" with none higher.
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