I don't want this to start into a hate thread or anything. But why is Dale Earnhardt so much more loved that Richard Petty? Petty's record is much much higher than Earnhardt's, he has a longer legacy in Nascar with Lee Petty. His family seems well liked. We will never know how good Adam could have been, but he never seemed to have the adoration by people that Jr. does. Like I said, I don't want this to be a bash thread, but I would like to hear some honest opinions.