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Melissa Segura
July 23, 2007
CERTAIN ATHLETES just don't seem all there with a clean upper lip. The biggest story at the 1999 Brickyard 400 was Dale Earnhardt, who showed up without his mustache, which he had shaved because it was interfering with his ability to snorkel. The Intimidator's soup strainer (right) is one of the nominees for the Greatest Sports Mustache, a contest at americanmustacheinstitute.org. The competition spans several sports and whisker styles: The field also includes Al Hrabosky's Fu Manchu (left, top) and Lanny McDonald's walrus number (bottom).
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CERTAIN ATHLETES just don't seem all there with a clean upper lip. The biggest story at the 1999 Brickyard 400 was Dale Earnhardt, who showed up without his mustache, which he had shaved because it was interfering with his ability to snorkel. The Intimidator's soup strainer (right) is one of the nominees for the Greatest Sports Mustache, a contest at americanmustacheinstitute.org. The competition spans several sports and whisker styles: The field also includes Al Hrabosky's Fu Manchu (left, top) and Lanny McDonald's walrus number (bottom).

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