Publisher description for Sundays will never be the same : racing, rivalry, and the day everything changed / Darrell Waltrip with Nate Larkin.


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From the former NASCAR racing champion and current FOX Sports announcer, an intimate account of one of the most dramatic and tragic days in the history of NASCAR: the 2001 Daytona 500—the day that racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr. died.The 2001 Daytona 500 promised to be one of racing's most memorable moments. The race pitted Dale Earnhardt, Sr. against his son Earnhardt, Jr. and the author's brother, Michael Waltrip. And on this fateful day, author Darrell Waltrip was perched in the announcer's booth on his first broadcasting assignment for FOX Sports.

The stage was set for the tense, dramatic type of race that NASCAR fans talk about for years. But high expectations turned into terrible tragedy when in the final lap the three racers struggled for the lead, resulting in a crash that took the life of the legendary Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and swept Michael to a bittersweet victory.

In Sundays Will Never Be the Same, Waltrip provides a minute-by-minute account of the event from the perspective of sports fan, announcer, and anxious brother of one of the race's participants. He also shares personal stories and reminiscences about Earnhardt, Sr.—along with great photos—covering their shared history on the track and their friendship off of it.

Waltrip also takes us back in time and describes the formative years of motor racing, recounting hair-raising stories about dangerously constructed homemade vehicles and the daredevils who drove them.

Sundays Will Never Be the Same is the kind of book NASCAR fans hunger for, with thrills, insider stories, and a touching tribute to one of motor racing's biggest heroes. Waltrip honors both a sport that has quickly become an American tradition, as well as the memory of a legend and the ways he singlehandedly changed racing forever.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Earnhardt, Dale, -- 1951-2001.
Stock car drivers -- United States.
Automobile racing drivers -- United States.
Stock car racing -- Accidents -- United States.
Waltrip, Darrell.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Motor Sports. -- bisacsh
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports. -- bisacsh
SPORTS & RECREATION / History. -- bisacsh