by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Thanks to Terry Stoops for blogging about Dale Earnhardt.
Not only was Dale the best ever, he was an amazing entrepreneur. Whether on the track or off the track, Dale was a fearless risk-taker and a self-made man. In my eyes, he stands as an example to us all that while formal higher education is a great achievement, there are some people — like Dale — who aren’t afraid to follow a different path in pursuit of their dreams. That simply have the ‘touch.’ He is greatly missed, but I hope that his example of being ready to capitalize on opportunity lives on forever. By the way, the North Carolina Museum of History is showcasing one of Dale’s cars in the lobby of the museum. Awesome!