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Dale Earnhardt: The Man and Legend Who Defined NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing

Perhaps it's something that I've come to terms with as I've grown older and reflected with some of my favorite racing memories in the 18 years I've watched NASCAR. Most of those moments are on what were, in my eyes, the "good ol' days," particularly from 1991-'99, around the time when two drivers dominated the decade that defined NASCAR. While Jeff Gordon certainly created the brand and image of NASCAR today, bringing in an influx of young talents from all walks of racing, the driver who defined the toughness and wits of a racer who won (and won a lot) races and championships was the late Ralph "Dale" Earnhardt. I was fortunate to catch Gordon's initiation into the sport, watching the former USAC champion transition from the typical hot sho...

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