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Following a legend is no easy task

Updated: March 23, 2012, 8:03 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

Last week, I devoted a very small portion of this space to Davey Allison and noted the pressure on second- and third-generation drivers such as him, Kyle Petty, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Dale Jarrett to live up to the legacy.

The pressure to do so is unrelenting -- whether the individual charged with the task is conscious of it or not.

That small blurb resonated, given your feedback on the matter. Many of you shared your personal stories of your father's excellence ...

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