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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s popularity waning?

Updated: July 14, 2011, 3:25 PM ET
By David Newton

Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't just slipping in the Sprint Cup standings. He is also slipping in popularity.

NASCAR's most popular driver over the past eight seasons dropped out of the top 10 of the recently released Harris Poll listing America's favorite male sports stars.

Earnhardt was ranked as high as fifth in 2004 and 2006. In the past four years he has gone from sixth to eighth to 10th to out.

In the past four weeks, Earnhardt has fallen from third to eighth ...

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