Dale gave up everything to become a race car driver. His wife and kids and his family (mostly) But he gladly lost it all and couldn't keep the heat and lights on to go racing. Because of it he became a legend. Is it because he was willing to give up everything to become great? I sold my racecar 6 yrs ago when my son was born, I loved racing and was pretty good at it but I wasn't willing to have the lights shut off to do it. Was I wrong, and is the will to let everything go the key to success? He was the greatest driver of all time. They say his heart rate at race time was between 50 and 60, thats calm.
It seems that with the passing of Dale Sr. the face of Nascar changed forever. No more bump drafting. No more nudging the guy in front of you out of the way. It seems that nowadays its more about the advertising and less about the actual racing. Dale was the very epitomy of the sport, he was among stock car racing's finest, And also the last to truly embrace it. We'll never see Cale Yarborough take the pole again, or get to see Jr. Johnson take the checkered flag. In my opinion, most of today's drivers are panty-waist sissy crybabies. It seems they are more concerned with signing a contract for a t.v. commercial on Monday than winning the race on Sunday. Or they cry because the other guy touched bumpers and got around them at the end of the straightaway.
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