That was a total joke. Running through somebody coming off the corner. Should make tonight's races interesting, I've heard several drivers already have that in their minds after they let Larson keep the win.
As for Dale, I was there that day and we all knew it was bad. Didn't get official word until we heard it on the radio sitting in traffic leaving the track. Hit like a ton of bricks, even for somebody that wasn't a "fan" of his. In fact Adam and Kenny's deaths the year prior probably struck me more on a personal level, but losing Dale was something totally different. Much the way I felt when Senna died. I had the utmost respect for their talents even if I didn't "like" them, but I still got sucked into the belief that somehow those talents would make them immune to the dangers of the sport.