Standing on pit row Friday morning at Bristol, a handful of fans stood behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pit stall and watched his crew as it checked the security of the just-mounted rear wing on the 88 Chevy.
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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".