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advance praise for earnhardt nation

  • "A complicated family. A Paul Bunyan-like legend. A nation in mourning. A sport in transition. Chronicling any one of those topics by itself would be like trying to run Talladega in a minivan. But Jay Busbee steers us through it all like an Earnhardt racing in the draft."
  • "Whether you loved Dale Earnhardt Sr. like a hero or loved to pull against him, EARNHARDT NATION is an absolute must-read! Like so many others in the sport, I have lived this book, yet it still opened my eyes and ears to stories I’d never seen or heard before. "
  • "Jay Busbee drives us down a winding road into three generations of NASCAR’s biggest and most popular stars. Once Busbee takes you lap-by-lap through the tragic events of Feb. 18, 2001, you won't be able to put this book down."
  • "In capturing the Earnhardt family's legacy, Jay Busbee conveys the importance of these larger-than-life characters in a critical time for NASCAR. This book has stories I read for the first time, and each reinforced my appreciation for the role the Earnhardts have played in the growth of the sport.”
  • "Busbee has an easy familiarity with the legends and technicalities of the sport, but never drifts too far into racing arcana for a general audience ... an engaging account of the tragedies and dramas of an archetypal family in a uniquely American sport."
  • "Appropriately lively, a tour de force of bravado ... Those who denigrate NASCAR racing as the sport of stars-and-bars-waving louts may be surprised at Busbee's fluency and thoughtful approach to his subject as well as his knack for just the right transition—including the closing, which is perfect ... A smart look at an iconic but not necessarily admirable superstar and at what goes on behind the scenes in big-money sports."

Headshot250pxJay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports, for which he has covered the Daytona 500, the Super Bowl, the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Final Four, and the Indy 500, as well as the college football, NBA, and Major League Baseball postseasons. He has appeared on ESPN, CBS, MSNBC, SiriusXM, and ESPN Radio, and he is the co-host of the Grandstanding podcast.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the writing program at the University of Memphis, he lives in Atlanta with his family.

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