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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 voted again through the final 10 weeks of the season.
More than 934,000 votes were cast and Earnhardt beat Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart.
Elliott and Richard Petty are the only other drivers to win it more than five times. Elliott holds the overall record with 16 most popular awards.
Earnhardt missed two races during the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this season with a concussion.
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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...
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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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...