Dale vs. Daytona: The Intimidator's Quest to Win the Great American Race

Dale Earnhardt and Daytona International Speedway remain two of the most iconic names in the history of NASCAR, and are inevitably connected when either name is mentioned Earnhardt s failed attempts to win the race have become folklore each year brought its own unique set of circumstances for why he hadn t yet raised the Harley J Earl Trophy.Dale Earnhardt s resume headDale Earnhardt and Daytona International Speedway remain two of the most iconic names in the history of NASCAR, and are inevitably connected when either name is mentioned Earnhardt s failed attempts to win the race have become folklore each year brought its own unique set of circumstances for why he hadn t yet raised the Harley J Earl Trophy.Dale Earnhardt s resume heading into the 1998 Daytona 500 read as follows 7 NASCAR Championships, 70 Winston Cup wins, and 30 wins at Daytona International Speedway So what was left for Dale to accomplish at Daytona Win the Daytona 500 Author Rick Houston examines every Daytona 500 in which Dale competed from 1979 to 2001 with fresh interviews from crew chiefs Doug Richert, Kirk Shelmerdine, Andy Petree, Bobby Hutchens, Larry McReynolds, and Kevin Hamlin Competitors, rivals, crewmembers, and friends including Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin, Ken Schrader, Geoff Bodine, Darrell Waltrip, Danny Chocolate Myers, Greg Moore, Derrike Cope, and Junior Johnson also offer their thoughts and recollections in this thrilling year by year recap of the Intimidator s efforts to win the Great American Race.Never before have Dale s attempts to win the Daytona 500 been chronicled in one publication with this amount of detail and under such intense scrutiny From the Dale and Dale show, to the seagull, to the last lap heartaches, you ride shotgun with Rick Houston as he takes you around and around in Dale vs Daytona The Intimidator s Quest to Conquer the Great American Race
Dale vs Daytona The Intimidator s Quest to Win the Great American Race Dale Earnhardt and Daytona International Speedway remain two of the most iconic names in the history of NASCAR and are inevitably connected when either name is mentioned Earnhardt s failed attempts t

  • Title: Dale vs. Daytona: The Intimidator's Quest to Win the Great American Race
  • Author: Rick Houston
  • ISBN: 9781613253335
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Dale vs. Daytona: The Intimidator's Quest to Win the Great American Race”

    1. Okay, gonna put it out there. I may be a bit biased, I grew up watching Dale Earnhardt race and loved to see him win. This is the only sport that ever graced our television, besides when my mom could sneak the Olympics on!This book, goes through Dale's career from almost the very beginning to the tragic end with lots of details and commentary from fellow racers, crew chiefs and Dale's own words. It doesn't go into great in depth detail about each season but it gives the highlights and lowlights [...]

    2. As an avid NASCAR fan, I was devastated when I watched Dale's last race. My heart went out to his family and fellow fans. It was difficult to pick up the remote and watch the next race without Dale. I'm glad I did though, and I'm glad I won this book through LibraryThing. It wasn't easy reading the entire book but overall it left me feeling a touch healed. For those who weren't there for that last race, the book is informative and entertaining without going into too much depth and becoming borin [...]

    3. I won this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewer's give-away.A good read for those who grew up with NASCAR. Perfect timing with junior retiring this year.

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