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Santa Maria, Calif.
As a lowly graduate student at Harvard in 1958, I had the privilege of joining a figure skating class taught by coach Maribel Vinson Owen. Maribel was such a joy—tolerant, encouraging and passionate about her sport and her lessons. I happened to be feeding my five-month-old son when I heard the news about the crash on the radio. I immediately wept. The loss was incalculable.
Margaret H. Whitfield
I want to thank SI for honoring Dale Earnhardt Sr. (Number 3 Still Roars Ten Years After, Feb. 21). However, I was disappointed that you didn't address the larger issues concerning NASCAR: falling attendance and a declining television audience. While NASCAR did replace an arcane scoring system to identify the top 12 Sprint drivers to compete for the title, that alone hasn't been enough to reverse the decline with fans. The real culprit is in the lack of excitement in the last 10 races that make up the Chase, which determine the driving champion.
N. John Garcia
Isle of Palms, S.C.
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