Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup chion Dale Earnhardt dies as a consequence of an accident in the last turn of the 2001 Daytona 500.
FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 15 years.
During the Daytona 500 race, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, known as The Intimidator for his aggressive driving style, is killed in a crash, and a 18 car wreck happened on lap 173 when Tony Stewart flipped in mid-air causing a major wreck. The race had come to a stop to take a 17 lap break because of the debris scattered on the track. The red flag was out to clean up the mess on the backstretch.