Thursday, April 29, would have been Dale Earnhardt's 59th birthday. And it comes in the midst of an amazing resurgence in popularity and recognition for who might have been the greatest stock car racer that ever lived.
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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".