Dale Earnhardt Jr has won the NMPA Most Popular Driver Award for the 14th consecutive time making him the only winner of the award since 2003.
“I have always said the award really is something I accept on behalf of ‘JR Nation,'” Earnhardt Jr. said. “They put all their work in coming to the track, investing their money and time into supporting our series, our drivers and our sport. They put so much effort into helping us be able to accept this award tonight. They deserve it as much as anybody.”
This win places him second on the all-time list only to Bill Elliott, who has won the award 16 times. Richard Petty won the award nine times, with Bobby Allison taking the honors six times. These are the only four drivers to win at least six times. In its history, there have been 17 different winners of the NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver Award.