Norris recalls 2001 Daytona last lap

Updated: February 17, 2011, 10:54 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The White Flag Of The Daytona 500, Feb. 18, 2001

The last lap is a dream scenario for Dale Earnhardt Inc. Two of the team's drivers are running in the top two spots -- Michael Waltrip in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. And right behind them is Dale Earnhardt Sr., driving for Richard Childress Racing, but directing his DEI racers from the driver's seat.

"The whole time he is coordinating things," said Ty Norris, then DEI's vice president and Junior's spotter that day. "Dale [Sr.] keeps ...

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