"I owed $50,000 and had a house payment," he recalls. My crew even paid their way. We won the race and $12,000. Two weeks later we won at Richmond, and Tuesday of the following week team-owner Richard Jackson called and signed me to a Winston Cup ride with U.S. Tobacco as the sponsor.

"Maybe what the lady said was just coincidental, but go tell it to your neighbor. She convinced me she was for real."

Hey, Rick, you've convinced me, too, and I didn't even get to see her.