In the blink of an eye : Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything. / Michael Waltrip.
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- ISBN: 9780316332439 (electronic bk)
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There was one lap to go in the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR's most celebrated event. Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were running one-two. Junior's legendary dad, the driver race fans called "The Intimidator," was close behind in third, blocking anyone who might try to pass. Waltrip couldn't stop thinking about all the times he'd struggled to stay ahead-and the 462 NASCAR Cup races he'd lost without a single win. He'd been a race-car driver all his adult life, following in the footsteps of his brother Darrell, a three-time NASCAR champion. And his losing streak was getting more painful every race. But this day, he knew, could be different. He was driving for Dale Earnhardt now, racing as a team with his close friend and mentor. Yet as his car roared toward the finish line, ending that losing streak once and for all, Waltrip had no clue that the greatest triumph of his life could get mired in terrible tragedy. This is the story of that fateful afternoon...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Hyperion e-books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 19768 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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Michael Waltrip is a two-time Daytona 500 Champion and one of eight drivers to win more than one Daytona 500. He is an iron horse racer, one of three to make a least 1,000 career NASCAR starts. Waltrip was an original member of "This Week in NASCAR," and writes a monthly column for NASCAR Illustrated.