Source: Los Angeles Times
What should have been the ultimate Cinderella story — Michael Waltrip’s 2001 Daytona 500 victory snapping a 462-race losing streak — proved to be tragically bittersweet when his friend and team owner Dale Earnhardt Sr. fatally crashed seconds earlier.
The events leading up to that fateful February day have been affectingly chronicled in “Blink of an Eye,” a solidly assembled documentary portrait by filmmaker Paul Taublieb.
Taking Waltrip’s New York Times’ bestselling book, “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything,” as inspiration, Taublieb weaves some terrific archival footage around his interview subjects, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had placed second on that tragic day, and track legend Richard Petty, who also played a mentoring role early in Waltrip’s career.
“Blink of an Eye” is playing now in select cities around the country.
Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.
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