Memories of Michigan: Dale Jr. says goodbye to a special track
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CLOSE A look at the top finishes in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Rochester Hills native. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP
BROOKLYN, Mich. - There's low-quality, grainy footage of Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing side by side with his father in the 1999 International Race of Champions series at Michigan International Speedway on YouTube.
In a dramatic finish, Earnhardt made two last-second attempts to pass his father, Dale Sr., on the last lap. He tried to pass him low, then he steered his Pontiac high on the final stretch. Neither maneuver worked.
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