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Family, friends show support for Earnhardt's sister

Updated: March 25, 2007, 12:55 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Jimmy Elledge was sitting atop a large Gatorade cooler just outside the door of the No. 41 transporter Saturday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway, sun at his back, beautiful young daughter seated alongside. His demeanor was easy, reflective.

Not that he's an insensitive person by any means, but in this moment he was inordinately sensitive.

The previous 36 hours had been as taxing as any in his life. His grandmother, long stricken with lung cancer, passed away. And ...

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