The president of a northeast Iowa company that is a leading manufacturer of trailers for racecars says the sport will eventually recover from the death of Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt, one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, died after crashing on the last lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500.Conrad Clement, C-E-O of Featherlite manufacturing in Cresco, says Earnhardt’s death will have a short-term effect on the sport, but racing will recover. Earnhardt last visited the company’s plant in northeast Iowa about five years ago. Earnhardt was scheduled to visit the plant this year, but Clement says his son, Dale, Junior, will visit instead. Clement says Earnhardt was one of the first drivers to use a Featherlite car transporter.There will be a memorial service for Earnhardt today at 4 p-m in Atlanta.
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