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The fans have spoken again. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver for the tenth consecutive year. The award has been given annually since 1956. By being selected as the sports most popular driver for the tenth year in a row Earnhardt joins Bill Elliott as the only drivers to win it for ten consecutive years.
More then 934,000 votes were cast in the competition.
This year Earnhardt won his first race in four years after winning the June race at Michigan International Speedway. Later in the season he missed two races after suffering a concussion at Talladega. Earnhardt finished twelfth in the overall driver standings.
For those wondering, Earnhardt’s father never won the award as most popular driver in NASCAR while he was alive. He later would posthumously win the award in 2001.
While Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been touring Las Vegas with girlfriend Amy Reimann, for the second consecutive year, do not assume the two are getting married just yet. Earlier this year Earnhardt said he was not planning to marry Reimann this winter.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won another fan-voted NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association Most Popular Driver award this season.
Earnhardt Jr. tied Bill Elliott with his 10th consecutive award, which was presented on Thursday during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon at The Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nev. Elliott is still the all-time leader with 16 overall.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tied Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as NASCAR's most popular driver.
Earnhardt won the award Thursday at the Myers Brothers Luncheon at The Encore at Wynn. The award is presented annually by the National Motorsports Press Association.
Fans vote from February through September on 10 most popular drivers. The field was then reset and fans...
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) is proud to announce, on behalf of all NASCAR fans who voted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been crowned the 2012 NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver. The award, given annually since 1956, is Earnhardt Jr.’s 10th consecutive honor and was presented to him today during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon at The Encore...