Thursday's intriguing people
Sunday will mark Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 400th race of the Sprint Cup series.
February 17th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Thursday's intriguing people

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ten years ago, his legendary father died after a crash at the Daytona 500. His death in the final turn of "NASCAR’S Super Bowl" shook the sports world. Since then, according to USA Today, NASCAR and the surviving Earnhardt have struggled. Dale Earnhardt Jr. initially catapulted to fame, yet he feuded with his stepmother and left Earnhardt Racing. Though he was slated to start in pole position at the Daytona 500 this weekend, he wrecked his car in a practice Wednesday and landed at the back of the pack. Still, Sunday will be Earnhardt's 400th race of the Sprint Cup series. The last driver who won on his 400th career start was Earnhardt Sr.

Steve Jobs

A Wednesday tabloid story triggered speculation that the Apple co-founder's health had perilously declined, but now it appears the rumors might be exaggerated. ABC reports that Jobs will meet with President Obama in California on Thursday afternoon. They’ll be joined by Google's Eric Schmidt, GE's Jeffrey Immelt and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

Valerie Goodloe

She broke color and emotional barriers to become one of the first and most prominent female African-American photojournalists. This week, the Jet/Ebony veteran releases a documentary called "Gang Girl: A Mother's Journey to Save Her Daughter.” In the film, Goodloe struggles to understand why her youngest daughter, Nafeesa, has left her middle class upbringing for a violent, sexually explicit life as a Los Angeles gang member. The film premieres Thursday night and airs again this weekend at the Pan-African Film Festival.

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  1. raven

    Guess they arent THAT intriguing....

    February 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol thats gotta be the shortest post ive ever seen u make raven! wassup?

    February 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |