|Junior's 2001 victory still resonates at Daytona|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 01 July 2011 13:32|
It was a head-spinning, stomach-turning, seat-squirming feeling at 200 mph, and it hit him right in the middle of the 2001 July race at Daytona.
It didn't slow him down, though. Earnhardt won the race, a storybook triumph that remains one of the sport's most memorable races.
Junior moved from seventh to first in the final laps, and did it without the drafting help that is vital at Daytona. His dominance prompted skeptics to wonder if the victory was somehow staged. Others called it one of the most special moments in the track's storied history.