16 February 1996, Daytona Beach, Florida USA Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt © 1996, Nigel Kinrade NKP
16 February 1996, Daytona Beach, Florida USA Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt © 1996, Nigel Kinrade NKP Nigel Kinrade/NKP Fox Sports
16 February 1996, Daytona Beach, Florida USA Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt © 1996, Nigel Kinrade NKP Nigel Kinrade/NKP Fox Sports

Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and also covers local retail.