Earnhardt wins 11th Most Popular Driver award
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has set a record with his 11th consecutive
win as NASCAR’s most popular driver.
Earnhardt was presented with the NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver
Award on Thursday in Las Vegas. His win broke a tie with 16-time
winner Bill Elliott for the most consecutive years as winner.
Earnhardt thanked his loyal fan base, which continuously votes
him tops in the Sprint Cup Series. More than 1 million votes were
cast for 39 drivers. Fans voted once per day with Earnhardt
collecting more than 700,000 votes.
Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt’s teammates at Hendrick
Motorsports, finished second and third in voting. Fourth went to
Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick was fifth.