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Kyle Busch is unique, but he's more Jaws than Intimidator

, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: July 30, 2008, 10:39 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Enough already with the comparisons of Kyle Busch to the late Dale Earnhardt in his youth. That's a reach, made by people who don't know because they weren't there.

Busch is slicker, wilier. For a straight down-the-line comparison, you have to go back to the driver who for four years was the best there's ever been in NASCAR. That was Darrell Waltrip, 1979 to 1982.

Whereas young Earnhardt was blatantly brutal on the track, young Waltrip was at least as wicked but disguised ...

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