In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything

By Michael Waltrip, Ellis Henican

There has been one lap to head within the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR's so much celebrated occasion. Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been operating one-two. Junior's mythical dad, the motive force race lovers known as "The Intimidator," was once shut in the back of in 3rd, blocking off an individual who may possibly try and move. Waltrip could not cease pondering all of the instances he'd struggled to stick ahead--and the 462 NASCAR Cup races he'd misplaced and not using a unmarried win. He'd been a race-car motive force all his grownup lifestyles, following within the footsteps of his brother Darrell, a three-time NASCAR champion. And his wasting streak was once getting extra painful each race.

But this present day, he knew, might be diverse. He used to be riding for Dale Earnhardt now, racing as a group along with his shut pal and mentor. but as his motor vehicle roared towards the end line, finishing that wasting streak as soon as and for all, Waltrip had no clue that the best triumph of his existence may perhaps get mired in bad tragedy.

This is the tale of that fateful afternoon in Daytona, an afternoon whose echoes are nonetheless heard this day. however the tale starts off years past in a small city in Kentucky, with a boy who dreamed of racing automobiles, a boy who was resolute to move from go-karts to the top degrees of NASCAR. For the 1st time ever, Michael Waltrip tells the total, revealing tale of ways he acquired to Daytona, what occurred there, and the large effect it had on such a lot of within the racing global. He unearths for the 1st time how his personal lifestyles replaced as he handled guilt, confronted his grief, and hunted for the fortitude to climb right into a race vehicle back. it really is an inspiring and robust tale, informed with Michael's trademark humor, honesty, and irreverence. it is a tale of kinfolk, achievement, and redemption--and well-earned victory in any case.

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Jarrett commented approximately how briskly my automobile have been in perform all week. I enjoyed listening to that back. Hadn’t heard that for the reason that February. i used to be feeling like convinced Mike back. I loved the way in which this present day used to be shaping up: a few golfing, a brief nap, a bit dinner—and then I’d be off to do what I’d come to Daytona for. I hadn’t been unhappy for one second best as much as my Daytona go back. simply targeted. I had effectively blocked out the entire feelings that have been linked to the final time i used to be there. i used to be ready—and a bit mad. Then it used to be time to move out for driving force introductions. Buffy and that i all started the stroll. That took us by way of the place Dale’s bus had continuously been parked. I’d walked via that spot a couple of hundred instances that week. yet this time it quite hit me. For the 1st time that weekend, I felt the disappointment. There wasn’t a bus there. The spot was once empty. This was once where the place he instructed me in February how we have been going to win. As Buffy and that i walked through, i'll virtually see him sticking his head out that door and yelling over to me. Tears all started working down my cheeks. rattling, I didn’t are looking to do this. I didn’t say a be aware. Buffy didn’t both. There weren’t any phrases to assert. She simply wiped the tears away, and we stored strolling, heading to Pit highway. because the introductions started, the group used to be simply extraordinary. As tremendous as ever, and extra enthusiastic than I’d noticeable. while Dale Junior and that i received brought, the cheers have been the loudest I’d heard. We have been certainly the group favorites. It felt so reliable to understand the lovers have been helping us like that. yet I knew it wasn’t simply us they have been cheering for. They have been additionally cheering for Dale. the one strategy to reply to that used to be to move win. whilst the golf green flag flew, i may inform my automobile was once strong. i used to be aggressive. Dale Junior’s automobile used to be greater notwithstanding. He used to be borderline dominant. It was once pretty well your standard restrictor-plate race—tons of motion, plenty of passing, and a pair of wrecks. because the laps wound down, similar to in February, Junior and that i had gotten ourselves capable of win. One final pit cease was once all that was once left. If i used to be going to complete what I had come to Daytona for, it gave the look of i'd need to beat Dale Junior to do it. at any time when I seemed up, his undesirable #8 vehicle was once racing correct on the entrance. i used to be able to cost. a bit too prepared, i suppose. and that i made a mistake. I hate how I continue doing that, rattling it! “Pit,” got here the decision over the radio. and that i hit Pit highway. we wanted an excellent pit cease if i used to be going to win. Passing was once far more tough than it were in February. with a view to make the races more secure, NASCAR had replaced the foundations after the Daytona 500. rather than the novel aerodynamic package deal we ran in February, we have been working below extra conventional principles. So music place used to be extremely important, and that i desired to support my staff all i'll. I dove demanding into my pit stall. I knew i wished to get in there speedy. yet i used to be going too speedy. whilst I hit the brakes, they locked up. I slid throughout my pit. while I got here to a cease, i used to be well past my workforce. fortunate for me there wasn’t a vehicle within the stall sooner than me, or i'd have hit it.

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