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Junior's choice to leave DEI was the right decision

Put yourself in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s shoes. What would you have done? Junior took a big step when he announced he was leaving DEI. And it was the right decision, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: May 11, 2007, 5:32 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- For a moment, put yourself in the shoes of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

You have to make the biggest decision of your life, a decision that will impact the rest of your career and how you are perceived.

So what do you do?

After months of soul-searching, Junior kept coming back to one inescapable fact: The company his father founded was no longer his father's company.

That led to one other conclusion: Junior didn't know if he could make Dale Earnhardt ...

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