Dale McDowell sat in a booth at Western Sizzlin in Rainbow City, Ala., on a cold January day in 1996. It was dreadfully dreary outside. Gray and overcast, the sun never managed to come out from behind a steady stream of rolling clouds.
Just a few hours earlier, the Chickamauga, Ga., driver had been competing in the Ice Bowl at Talladega (Ala.) Short Track.
“We need to work on our cold weather program,” quipped McDowell as he sat waiting for his food.
Whether or not he was serious is hard to MORE