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Remembering February 18, 2001

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I remember where I was when I heard the news on February 18, 2001.  Do you? That was the day we lost The Intimidator. 

I am sure, if you are a Nascar fan like me, you remember that Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500 on that fateful day.  

So I was not surprised to hear that Michael will pay  tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt during this year's Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, the 10th anniversary of Dale's death.

Waltrip said. "To mark the 10th anniversary of that race and my 25th consecutive 500 will be quite emotional for me and fans alike."  Michael has spent the past year reliving every emotional moment of that day.  He chronicles the events of that weekend and his life after that day in his book "In the Blink of an Eye" that goes on sale Feb. 1.

"I've spent much of last year writing the book. It forced me to put into words a lot of emotions from that weekend and how we and the whole NASCAR world dealt with the loss of Dale," Waltrip said. "When I got my first copy the other day I told people that I felt like I had given birth. The book has become a part of me and I know fans are going to love it."

That is a book I think I must go buy.

Thought I would also post the tribute that Garth Brooks did for the great #3.  

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