Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Racing to the Finish By Dale Earnhardt Jr. Review

Racing to the Finish
My Story
By Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Ryan McGee
It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy.

As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever.

In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Heartfelt and real, this book has in depth stories that would make any reader connect on a higher level especially if your already a huge fan.   I feel like it would be an awesome gift this holiday especially for diehard fans of Dale.   It is sometimes really hard to picture there being a downside to the glamour of being on top for so long, but when your life is always on the line, the chapters can really bring you into the light. 

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