I am stunned!!! I can only say that I did not appreciate Dales driving style in his early years, But over the last several seasons he drove around people more than through them, and I began to appreciate him much more! The biggest thing I appreciated most was the opportunities he provided for and the belief he had in many other up and coming drivers, who without his support may not have gotten their opportunities. The sport does not have enough men, owner/drivers like him, which makes his loss even that more unfortunate.
I wish Dales family, friends and fans all the best in their time of grief, you are in my heart and thoughts.
Micheal Waltrip, congratulations you did Dales memory proud hold your head high! He protected you and JR. like a proud pappa!
[This message has been edited by Hard-driver57 (edited February 19, 2001).]