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My favorite sport is auto racing. I have been to many races weather at the local short track or the big tracks. I have visited the many tracks and each has their own story to tell. I think Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway are the most impressive due to their vast history. Thru the Petty Driving Experience I have had the opportunity to take laps around four tracks: Daytona International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It has given me a new prospective on the sport and yes it's a lot of fun.
I have followed many drivers over the years, but the two drivers the late Dale Earnhardt (NASCAR) and John Force (NHRA) I have followed very closely. Not even three drivers have filled the void that was left when Dale was tragically killed on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Dale maybe gone, by the legend will live on. John Force proved in 2007 nothing not even a serious wreck which left him in the hospital for a month would force him out of the driver's seat.
Earnhardt Quotes"You WIN some, LOSE some, and WRECK some." -Dale Earnhardt
"The Road to Victory Requires the heart of a Champion." -Dale Earnhardt
"The winner isn't the one with the fastest car, it's the one who refuses to lose." -Dale Earnhardt
"Undoubtedly this is one of the toughest announcements I've personally had to make, but after the accident in Turn 4 at the end of the Daytona 500, we've lost Dale Earnhardt." -Mike Helton, NASCAR President
"NASCAR has lost its greatest driver ever, and I personally have lost a great friend." -Bill France, Jr., NASCAR Chairman
"20 years of trying, 20 years of frustration, Dale Earnhardt will come to the caution flag, to win the Daytona 500. Finally! The most anticipated moment in racing. If John Elway can win the Super Bowl, Dale Earnhardt said, he could win the Daytona 500. And if he comes around under caution, to complete this final lap, the taste of long awaited victory will be his." - Mike Joy
"Checkered flag, Dale Earnhardt, finally, is a champion of the Daytona 500." - Mike Joy