Thankfully everyone escaped. But it got me thinking about our sports heroes. When a friend posted about this event, I responded, “It was like I heard the news about a family member.” But why did I feel this way? Dale Jr. has never attended a Clevenger family reunion. Shoot, I’ve never even met him at a racetrack. But I feel like I know him.
Dale Jr. was my racing hero. I have his hats, shirts and even a cooler from his days of driving the No. 8 car. When he retired, I was worried about who I would follow next, who would be my hero.
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