Earnhardt Nation The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR’s First Family

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I really enjoyed this book. I've been a Dale Earnhardt fan all of my life. My heart was broken when he died. To be honest I still feel sad about it on occasion, even though a lot of years have passed since that fateful day on Feb. 18, 2001. I love to revisit the "good old days" of Earnhardt and NASCAR, which I haven't watched regularly since the 2001 season ended. This book is a telling of the origins of the Earnhardt legend - beginning with Dale Sr.'s father, Ralph Earnhardt, continuing with Dale Sr., and ending with Dale Jr. There were some Dale Sr. stories in this book that I had not heard prior to reading, and I found myself wishing that more had been known about Ralph Earnhardt's life and racing career. The Dale Jr. portion was a sad ending, really, because it's so hard for anyone to measure up to someone who looms as large as his father did (and still does). The book also offers a look at how drastically the sport of NASCAR has changed over the years, which also left me with a sense of sadness. But if you are a NASCAR fan, it will take you back to the days that you loved so much and will remember forever. And it's just a great read, period - for fans and non-fans alike.


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