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Daytona 500 2012: Why Michael Waltrip’s Career Is a Success Story

So often we hear that it's all about winning in professional sports.But Michael Waltrip's career is a reminder that it's about so much more than that.Waltrip, who still shows up at the Daytona 500 and Talladega every year, crashed his car during the Gatorade Duel qualifying race on Thursday, effectively losing a spot in "The Great American Race."Coming out of a pit stop, Waltrip tried to get up to speed on the apron in Turn 2, but when his car hit the banking, it slid into the wall and was destroyed on impact.Waltrip said after the race, via"I just went the wrong way and lost the car. I feel like I let everybody down. I raced my way to the front and then I let them down. It's just really hard. I don't know what to say—it'...

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