|Earnhardt Jr. knows pressure Dillon faces|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Nobody knows better what pressures and expectations Austin Dillon faces this year than Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Thirteen years after his father, seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, the son still wrestles with creating his own way in the sport.
While Earnhardt Jr. is more comfortable with stepping out of his fatherís shadows, the connection between father and son never goes away. It also creates goals that often arenít realistic.
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