Senior did not die in a bloody wreck, the interior of the car was not badly damaged, and the restraint did not kill him. Also, Sterling Marlin caused the wreck. Watch a tape of it, Sterling Marlin (#40) tapped the left rear quarterpanel of Dale, sending the car swerving down onto the apron. Dale overcorrected and spun, going straight towards the wall. Ken Schrader (#36) hit the side of Dale's car full force. The seatbelt did not kill him, as according to conspiracy enthusiasts everywhere. What killed him was him not wearing a HANS device, a neck restraint. When Dale hit the wall, his unsupported neck caused massive head injuries killing him on impact. I have this image burned into my brain of Kenny Schrader walking over to the 3 car resting in the grass. Kenny undid the net, and leaned into the car, then slowly backed away. The interior was intact, as the crash WAS NOT THAT BAD OF A CRASH. NOTHING would have caused a bloodbath inside the car. What made the crash so interesting was just that, it did not look bad at all.
Whenever i close my eyes i hear Darryl Waltrip: "Whoa trouble in turn 4, its Dale. He's ok though, right? Yeah, he's ok." RIP Dale Earnhardt.