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Mike Moore
@mike-moore   11 years ago
DO RIGHT ED. MACK WAS A SIMPLE MAN. NEVER BOASTED OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEFORE HE STARTED A COMMUNITY GARAGE JUST OUT OF CATAWBA, N.C.I ASKED HIM ONE TIME ABOUT THOSE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HE SAID,"WELL, I GOT A FEW THINGS IN THE HOUSE THERE".THAT WAS IT! HE DID HOWEVER, TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THE TIMES WITH "FIREBALL" AND IN PERTICULAR BOBBY ISAAC.ISAAC WAS A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY BUT HE AND I GOT ALONG FINE. WHEN I WAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WITH THE NEWTON P.D. ISAAC AND I WOULD MEET IN NEWTON, USUALLY ON MON. OR TUES. AFTER A RACE. SOMETIME HE WOULD SEE ME IN THE PATROL CAR AND WOULD STOP AND GET IN AND WE WOULD JUST TALK.MAYBE ABOUT RACING AND MAYBE NOT.I STILL THINK HE WAS THE PRE-ERNHARDT. DALE WAS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT TRUST. HE TRUSTED VERY FEW AND ISAAC WAS THE SAME WAY.MACK, TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT BOBBY. WHEN HE WAS CHIEF MECHANIC FOR THE TEAM BOBBY WAS DRIVING FOR, THEY WERE GOING TO LUNCH ONE DAY AND ASKED BOBBY IF HE WANTED TO GO.ISAAC SAID NO SO THEY WENT ON TO LUNCH.MACK SAID WHILE THEY WERE ON THE WAY BACK, THEY RAN INTO BOBBY. ASKING IF HE WANTED A RIDE, BOBBY SAID, "I AM LEAVING HERE JUST LIKE I CAME". AND THAT WAS IT. HE AND BOBBY HAD HAD A FALLING OUT BUT I AM TOLD TOWARDS THE END OF BOBBY'S LIFE THEY MADE UP.OF COARSE BOBBY ALSO HAD A RIF WITH HARRY HYDE TOO. THEY WERE GOING TO START RUNNIG TWO CARS. THE #71 AND ANOTHER. THEY WERE GOING TO PUT BUDDY BAKER BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE OTHER.ISAAC TOLD HARRY, "YOU CANT GOT ONE TO WIN AND STAY TOGETHER. WHY YOU WANTA PUT TWO OUT THERE"?OH WELL,ENOUGH OF THE PAST FOR RIGHT NOW.THANKS AGAIN ED FOR YOUR COMMENTS.MIKE MOORE
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