John Sines Jr. remembers well the moment he learned Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500.
As the news spread he started writing. In the matter of a short drive from Lynchburg to Madison Heights he had the words for his song “The Black #3.” Just a few weeks later, he was in Nashville recording the song.
“I’m a racing fan,” Sines, a native of Bedford, said this week. “I like all the drivers.”