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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Junior Achievement: The Dale Earnhardt Jr. Story (NASCAR Wonder Boy Collectors Series)
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Junior Achievement: The Dale Earnhardt Jr. Story (NASCAR Wonder Boy Collectors Series) David Poole 1572435518 9781572435513 Dale Earnhardt Sr. once thought his namesake never listened to him. But by the time Da
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Junior Achievement: The Dale Earnhardt Jr. Story (NASCAR Wonder Boy Collectors Series) by David Poole

Dale Earnhardt Sr. once thought his namesake never listened to him. But by the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it to the Winston Cup level, it was obvious that hed been paying attention all along. In his first three seasons as a Winston Cup driver, he showed that he possessed some of his fathers skills, especially when it came to racing at Daytona and Talladega, two of the sports biggest tracks. Though Earnhardt Jr. bears his fathers name, he has a style all his own. Earnhardt Jr. is perhaps the closest thing that stockcar racing has to a rock star, right down to his trademark baggy attire and the baseball cap that he wears backward. Hes even been a presenter at the MTV Movie Awards and has been interviewed by Rolling Stone and Playboy magazines. Earnhardt Jr. is computer literate, while the only computer his dad ever mastered was the one that gave him an unmatched, seat-of-the-pants feel while driving a race car. But both men signify two distinct phases in the sport theyve mastered. The elder Earnhardts career started on the dirt tracks of the Carolinas. By the time of his death in 2001 at the Daytona 500, he had helped propel stock-car racing into the mainstream. His son entered NASCARs elite and became a star just as Winston Cup racing moved from cable television to the networks, and just as his fathers generation of superstars was heading into its final years of competitive racing. With a name like Earnhardt, its hard for a driver to go unnoticed. Earnhardt Jr. entered the NASCAR Busch Series in 1996 and eased into Winston Cup two years later. In 2000, his first full season at Cup level, Earnhardt won two poles, two races, and The Winston All-Star race. The next year, emotional victories became Dale Earnhardt Jr.s signature. From his dramatic finish in the Pepsi 400 in Daytona -- just five months after his fathers fatal crash there -- to his next visits to victory lane at Dover and Talladega, Earnhardt has shown that he is capable of upholding his racing familys legacy, which began with his grandfather, Ralph. When the season ended, Earnhardt had earned more than $2.8 million and finished 16th in the points standing. Now among the most recognizable drivers in the sport, Earnhardt is helping to fuel the rise of NASCAR. But just like the legendary Intimidator, Earnhardt yearns for more than fame and money: hes set his sights on joining his father on the list of the sports winners. Now its his turn to be a champion. Book jacket.

Author: David Poole

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 46

Publisher: Triumph Books

Publication Date: 2003-02-01

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ISBN: 1572435518


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