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Taking names with, and from, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is losing this name game

Originally Published: June 13, 2006
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

This Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a "throwback car" painted to look just like one his father drove in 1974. But as he faces his sixth Father's Day without his dad around, Dale Jr. might not be entirely thankful that he bears his papa's name. Because of the fame of his father, Dale Jr. hasn't owned his own name, or the rights to his own signature, for the past three years.

Instead, Earnhardt's stepmother Teresa -- the third and last of his father's ...

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