Not since the days of Richard Petty versus David Pearson has the NASCAR grandstand been as divided, galvanized, incensed, confused, write-in-your-adjective-here, as it has during this, the never-ending slump of the sport's undisputed biggest star, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Ryan McGee is a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine. He started with ESPN
in 1994 working on the production staff of the show "RPM2Night,"during which
time he began contributing to The Mag. From 2001-03 he produced "Totally
NASCAR" on FOX Sports Net and for five years served as editor in chief at
NASCAR Media Group, winning two Sports Emmys and penning the script for the
documentary film "Dale".