Once again our NASCAR tickets are burning up the boards. Once again the smell of rubber fills the air. And once again Dale Earnhardt is in trouble. One of the biggest, or maybe THE biggest, legacies in NASCAR just can’t seem to get a handle on things. Young Dale is not doing so well. It’s a familiar refrain. Except for a small spurt last season NASCAR glory has eluded Earnhardt in the most maddening fashion. As popular as he is he just can’t seem to get things together and win. Ah well, the season is young. Earnhardt will have a chance to make up some ground in the upcoming Kobalt Tools 500, or the Food City 500, or maybe the Samsung 500. But let’s face it: If Dale Earnhardt wants to fill those Daddy shoes he better get steppin or another NASCAR season is down the drain.