On the 10th anniversary of Michael Waltrip’s first win at the Daytona 500, he releases his first book, “IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE: Dale, Daytona, And The Day That Changed Everything” It is a book that describes his memories of the highs and lows of maybe the greatest and worst day of his racing career.
I don’t know about you, but I will never forget being thrilled to see Michael win his first race, the Daytona 500 at that, and listening to his brother cheer him on. But then, seconds later, listening to the way Darrell Waltrip kept questioning the condition of Dale Earnhardt. He kept saying “I hope Dale’s alright”, “he is alright isn’t he”. Then when he saw the replay of the crash, he said: “This is huge, when you go head on, and that TV does not do that justice, that is an incredible impact head on, it throws you forward in the car, those are the kind of accidents that….absolutely are frightening.” What an emotionally draining day. I’m really looking forward to reading what Michael has to say.
He will also discuss his struggles to keep on racing and then to build a successful race team. You can read about what Michael Waltrip is planning for 2011 here.
The book will be available February 1st.
You can order it here: