Date added: 8.3.2015
First off before anyone decides not to read this because the cover has a NASCAR driver on it, needs to forget about that and read it. I believe you can take something away from this after you read it that will make a small impact on your life. It teaches about not only Dale Earnhardt.JRs ups and downs throughout his career but also the everyday struggles through life. Many people can relate to this book after Dale speaks about losing his dad in 2001 at Daytona Speedway in a wreck. It is an amazing book that will bring you to tears when you look at the struggles many of us have to face in our life. I would recommend this book to everyone that likes a good biography every now and then. Last year they did film a movie about dale and his father Dale Earnhardt .SR played by Barry Pepper and Junior portrayed by Chad McCumbee. My favorite line within the book is said by Dale Sr You ask me about tragic accidents? If I am on my tractor at my farm and it rolls over on me and kills me, thats a tragic accident. If I die in a race car, thats life. I died doing what I love.Not long after they filmed that they produced another movie called Dale about the life of Dale Earnhardt. Sr. If they were to make another movie I would choose Barry Pepper and Chad McCumbee to play the starring roles. My favorite character in this book was Dale jr, because I can relate to his struggles he has gone through. For example, his parents divorced when he was a young kid. This was a very captivating book with all the different struggles he faced throughout his career. The most captivating part of the book was either when Jr won the Daytona 500 or when he was going through the different team changes after his stepmom ran him out of the company that his father built up for him up until the day he died. This was not really a book where you were able to predict the ending but in the end it didn’t really need it. Ppk18 Driver 8 by Dale Earnhardt Jr.