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In the Blink of an Eye

Dale, Daytona, and the Day That Changed Everything

by Michael Waltrip and Ellis Henican

Hardcover, 223 pages, Hyperion Books, List Price: $24.99 |

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In the Blink of an Eye
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Dale, Daytona, and the Day That Changed Everything
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Michael Waltrip and Ellis Henican

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Timed to coincide with the subject's retirement and the 10th anniversary of mentor Dale Earnhardt's death, an account of the colorful NASCAR driver's career describes his hardscrabble upbringing and strained relationship with brother Darrell while recounting his historic win at the 2001 Daytona 500.

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Dale Earnhardt, in front of his No. 3 car, looks on during practice for the Ford City 500 in 1999. Earnhardt was killed in a crash in the last lap of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001. Jamie Squire/Getty hide caption

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