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Dale Earnhardt Jr And A Life Lived Under Pressure

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived in the shadow of his father all of his life. From the time he started racing, he was known as little E. He then transitioned to just Jr. Lately, it's more Dale Jr., but the shadow of his father looms large and the pressure to get out from under it continues to build year after year. This year, Dale Jr. finds himself on the pole of NASCAR's biggest race, the Daytona 500, on the 10th year anniversary of his father's death there after a disappointing 2010 and a team shuffle. I am not sure if there can be any more pressure applied to this situation than what already exists. Dale Jr. must contend with all the questions, memorials, articles and media surrounding the coverage of the 10th anniversary of his father's dea...

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