The date is important to me because Earnhardt was. I've written three books and co-written another, and Earnhardt was on three of the covers and his car was on the other.
Right after Dale's death, I started work on "I Remember Dale Earnhardt" for Cumberland House Publishing out of Nashville. I talked to a friend of mine, Ron Glancy, for the book, and he told me that he'd ordered an Earnhardt poster before Feb. 18. The poster was No. 218 out of a largeTWr run, and Ron wondered what the significance of 218 was.
Then Ron remembered that Dale died on Feb. 18, which is also written 2/18.
I'll write more about this later; right now, I'm just remembering.
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