Dale Earnhardt Jr. named most popular
LAS VEGAS -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the Sprint Cup Series most popular driver for the ninth straight year on Thursday.
Earnhardt was seventh in the Chase this season, his best finish in six years. Although he didn't win this season, extending his winless streak to 129 consecutive races, he had more top-5 finishes and more top-10s (12) than he had in the previous two seasons, when he failed to make the Chase.
Earnhardt's string of most popular driver awards is one shy of the ...
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