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Local Singer’s Lyrical Tribute to Dale Earnhardt


Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Daniel Heffner

Lynchburg, VA - Ten years ago, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died in a crash during his last lap at the Daytona 500. A Bedford County man's song is one of many tributes keeping his memory alive.

Country music singer John Sines Junior wrote the song "Black Number Three" the day after Earnhardt died in 2001. The somber lyrics describe Earnhardt's last lap, before he crashed.

Sines says at first, the song was just a moving tribute to the Nascar legend. But, now he sees the lyrics as a way to talk to people about faith.

"It doesn't really matter what you're going through, your turn 3 or your turn 4 could come. And, the question is: Are you going to be ready to meet God when that turn comes, said Sines Jr.

On Saturday at 6 p.m. Sines will be performing "Black Number Three" at a concert in honor of eight-year-old Austin Price at Amelon Elementary School. Price passed away from asthma last month. Tickets are five dollars, and proceeds will go to Price's family.

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