Earnhardt Jr. Voted Most Popular Driver for 13th Consecutive Year
Team Chevy driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for a record 13th consecutive time.
The winner of the Most Popular Driver award is determined by an online fan vote.
Earnhardt Jr. received the award at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet on Nov. 4th in Las Vegas.
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Despite winning the award each of the previous 12 years, Earnhardt Jr. said he was genuinely surprised when it was announced he won the award again this year.
“I thought Jeff (Gordon) was going to win it, to be honest with you — his last year,” said Earnhardt Jr.. “You just never know. You never take it for granted. I’ve got a rabid fan base and a lot of great support. They work tirelessly to support our team.”
Earnhardt Jr. and his No. 88 Chevrolet SS won three races this season, which increased his career total to 27 victories, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He also had a total of 16 top-five finishes this season and he finished 12th in the season ending point standings.
Dale Jr. can thank his rather large group of fans, collectively known as Earnhardt Nation, for his 13th consecutive Most Popular driver award.
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