Although you come for the 2001 Daytona 500 when reading this book you stay for the rest of Darrell Waltrip and his life growing up mainly starting with his high school years, his early years in NASCAR on up to his final years as NASCAR driver and finally the tragedy and happiness that occurred in the 2001 Daytona 500 while he started out as a broadcaster for FOX.
This is the second autobiography book looking at his driving career by Darrell Waltrip. His first was DW: A Lifetime Going Around in Circles.
This book though starts and ends with that 2001 Daytona 500. The triumph of younger brother Michael who was driving for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated at the time winning the race to the tragedy and the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt crashing and then dying at the same race, the rest of the book though is a solid read.
Throughout his NASCAR years as a driver in the book he gives good insight into NASCAR and then goes into dramatic detail in the final and most important chapter of the book. His pre NASCAR years saw him in trouble with the law numerous times due to his driving problems. It certainly showcased a part of who he was back then and continued to be while he was a NASCAR driver.
The final chapter though is a very sad one, but Darrell does go into vivid detail before the race with the pre-race interview and then the aftermath of him at the Halifax hospital learning about the death of Dale Earnhardt. I fully say pick up this book, it is a totally enjoyable read.