Skip to comments.Earnhardt hopes Sunday is 'his day' once again at TMS
Posted on 04/06/2008 6:11:17 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
FORT WORTH, Texas -- As he bounded into a helicopter to whisk him away from Texas Motor Speedway following the DirecTV 500 in 2000, Jeff Burton was surprised to find Dale Earnhardt already strapped into the flying machine.
Burton was trying to make a quick getaway from the track after finishing second in the race to Earnhardt's son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was the younger Earnhardt's first victory in the Cup Series.
"What in the hell are you doing? You ought to be in Victory Lane celebrating with Junior," Burton told the elder Earnhardt.
"Nah," replied big Dale. "This is his day, not mine."
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