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The weight on Junior's shoulders

It sometimes appears Dale Earnhardt Jr. carries the weight of NASCAR on his shoulders. Daytona 500 media day was one of those times, and he didn't care for it, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: February 7, 2009, 2:44 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling … what would you tell him to do?"

"I don't know … What would you tell him to do?"

"To shrug."

-- Dialogue from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. shrugged Thursday.

Enough was enough of the weight of the NASCAR world and its ...

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