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Dale Jr. Most Popular for 15 straight years

Dec 1, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his record-extending 15th consecutive – and final – NMPA Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night.
Earnhardt was presented the award by Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards show at Wynn Las Vegas. "Thanks for all you’ve done for the sport," Jarrett told Earnhardt. "I’ve got to thank the fans," Earnhardt said. "Without them none of the opportunities I had in racing would have happened. It always comes back to the fans." Earnhardt, who announced in April this would be his final full-time season Cup season, will miss breaking Bill Elliott’s record of 16 career Most Popular Driver Awards.