Racing to the Finish
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired on his own terms last November, after 18 seasons competing in NASCAR’s top ranks. But the process that led to his decision was riddled with anxiety about the effects of multiple concussions suffered in crashes at more than 180 mph on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway and elsewhere on the circuit.
In a forthcoming book, “Racing to the Finish,” Earnhardt goes into depth about his battle with vision problems, disorientation and mood swings that made him want to quit the sport one week, then jump in the racecar the next. He also discloses the secret journal he kept of his escalating symptoms, to ensure he had some way of telling his story.
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