Dale Earnhardt and the Power of 3

NASCAR misses hero, whose ghost, whose legacy, whose No. 3 still laps the field

Updated: February 14, 2011, 10:05 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

"A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man." -- Joseph Campbell

What happens when your hero doesn't come back?

The biggest star in NASCAR has been dead 10 years.

I never met Dale Earnhardt, but ...

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