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What Drove Dale Earnhardt
Rick Reilly
February 26, 2001
The most petrified I've ever been was crawling through the window of a 600-horsepower NASCAR-ready Chevy Monte Carlo and knowing there was no way out for 18 laps or one crash, whichever came first.
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February 26, 2001

What Drove Dale Earnhardt

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Don't you see? To drivers, the dying is part of the living. It's woven into the thrill, the glory, the sweat. So it figures that when Earnhardt finally gave up the number 3 car for good on Sunday, they had to cut him out.

Some guys won't quit any other way.

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