Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dale Jr.

The new Nascar season kicks off tomorrow with the 50th running of the Daytona 500, and the odds on favorite to win is Dale Earnhardt Jr. I had the opportunity to shoot him when he made a publicity appearance in Salt Lake City several years ago. He was there to try to set a new landspeed record on a motorized barstool. The barstool wasn't working, but he signed autographs, drove his show car around the track and chatted with fans a bit. As far as big celebrities go, he seemed as genuine and as down-to-earth as any I've encountered. I hope he stayed that way. I also hope he wins the Daytona 500 tomorrow.

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