“I could’ve been dead.” Racing at unprecedented speeds to win was the singular focus of Darrell Waltrip. At the peak of his career, he won two consecutive championships. “I was at the top of my game. We were unbeatable.” And while he may have been the best on the track, NASCAR fans hated his ego and it bothered him.
Sure of the dangers in racing, Waltrip never believed it would happen to him. It did. And one accident on the track drove him to seeking out a more definitive purpose in life. His story reflects the importance of humility even if you are the best.