At his core, Michael is a racer.  Racing isn’t about speed.  It’s about efficiency.  Speed is the by-product.  The pole sitter doesn’t always win.  It’s a challenge to keep consistent lap times – while preserving your fuel, tires, and yourself – to be able to push hard at the end.

Racing is passion.  Nobody races to be second.  We all want to win.  That’s why we’re there.  We might be happy with the result, given the problem with the balance of the car or that flat tire on the third lap or the dirty overtaking move that  knocked us off track, but that just amplifies the passion.

Paul Newman once said, “I check my pulse and if I can find it, I know I’ve got a chance.” That’s in the soul of every driver on the track.

There’s always a chance.