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Junior chasing Kenseth, expectations

Updated: August 21, 2003, 5:55 PM ET
By Mike Massaro | Special to ESPN.com

What if there was a Babe Ruth Jr. in the major leagues? What if there was a Michael Jordan the second in the NBA? How about, if there was a little Tiger on the PGA Tour? Imagine the expectations. Imagine the pressure.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't have to imagine. For him, it's reality.

Junior entered Winston Cup racing in 2000 and immediately became the adopted son of NASCAR's most loyal fan base. When his father was tragically killed a year later, that legion of Earnhardt faithful ...

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