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A memoir by the NASCAR superstar reminisces about his life in racing, from his early career, through his many victories, to his retirement and new role as a color commentator, and shares his memories of racing's legends such as Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart. Reprint.
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Darrell Waltrip won three Winston Cup Champion-ships during his career, as well as the 1989 Daytona 500. He is currently a commentator for FOX Sports' NASCAR coverage.
Jade Gurss is the bestselling coauthor of Driver #8 with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Describing a life spent in a NASCAR driver's seat, Waltrip steers a straightforward course from his life as a grade-school go-cart champion through a gifted yet crash-prone upstart driver to 84 NASCAR victories. Full of the same bravado and confidence that made him a natural driver and NASCAR's biggest villain, Waltrip tells his story just as he raced: all out. Though his need to prove his worth still leads him to put his foot in his mouth now and again, more often than not he is candid enough to acknowledge when he was good, bad, scared or dumb. NASCAR fans will have flashbacks when he conjures up his memories of his highs (the 1989 Daytona 500) and lows (crashing three times at Daytona). He does take the time to open up the world of NASCAR to nonfans; he gives an informative overview of NASCAR's growth from some good ol' boys in the South to a sporting and cultural phenomenon that has put down roots in the entire nation. Having been through the sport's formative years, Waltrip (who is now a commentator for Fox NASCAR coverage) also shares stories of some of NASCAR's greats from Petty to Gordon. His feelings about the fans embracing him later in his career and his honesty about his lack of success in his last years behind the wheel spotlights the bittersweet retirement of an athlete who continued past his prime. Appropriately, this strong finish is representative of Waltrip, whose book, like his career, has its ups and down and will end up being embraced by racing fans.
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Book Description Signet, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0451214250
Book Description Signet, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011MEXJGY