- ISBN: 9781401324315 | 1401324312
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/1/2011
The book goes into some detail about the history of "the younger brother of Darrell" and his beginnings in the sport, way back in 1981 that led to an illustrious driving career that has included being one of only eight drivers to have won the revered Daytona 500 more than once, and one of only three drivers in NASCAR history to make more than one thousand starts. In this piece of well written NASCAR literature, Waltrip and co-author, Ellis Henican go on to tell about some of the negative circumstances and situations the racer, turned team owner, turned television personality, has been involved in, and his perils on and off the track.
From literally hitting people (Dave Marcis, Lake Speed) to deliberately hitting cars (Jeff Green, Robby Gordon, Casey Mears, and Clint Bowyer) to having his team accused of using illegal engine additives that led to steep fines and the disqualifications of his crew chief and Director of Competition, as well as a 100 point dock in driver points, that led to Waltrip being the first driver in the sport's history to enter a second race of a season with negative points, Michael Waltrip tells it like it was and is with not much to hide for fans and readers.