The MOST EPIC Dale Earnhardt Jr NASCAR Victories


When it comes to NASCAR, few families names are better recognized than the Earnhardts. Between the father and son, the name has remained in the news for several decades. Although some might argue that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has not had the best seasons lately, there is no denying that over the years some of his victories have been quite memorable. Here are the top moments that all fans should remember.

2001 Pepsi 400 – This was the first race at the Daytona International Speedway since Dale Earnhardt had been killed during the Daytona 500. Just returning to the track was undoubtedly emotional for Earnhardt, Jr. and his team. With Britney Spears commanding the racers to start their engines, fans observed with bated breath. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took the lead on lap 27 and led for 22 laps. He took the lead with five laps to go again and was able to claim the victory. He has said that it will be a day that he will always remember.

Fans will certainly remember the image of the famed racer standing on top of his car before diving into his pit to celebrate his victory.

The Sharpie 500 & Busch Series Races of 2004

At the famous Bristol Motor Speedway, Earnhardt managed to break out of a six week slump that he had fallen into after suffering intensive burns after a fiery crash. Not only were these races his comeback to the sport after his injury and rough several weeks, they also made him the first to sweep the weekend with the back to back Friday and Saturday victories. The decisive victories he obtained definitely let fans and other races know that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was back and he was ready to compete. The season ended up being very strong for him, with 6 victories, so this was a great start to the year.

Michigan International Speedway June 2008

After a long, 76 events stretching out over two years that managed did not include a single victory, fans and sportsmen alike cheered when Earnhardt clinched this race in overtime. It was a tough race, as he reportedly had to cut his engine a bit to conserve gas just to get to the finish line, but it was a great way for him to show competition just what he was made of. It was also a significant win for his new team, Hendrick Motorsports, which he also joined in 2008, a move which lost him his longtime sponsor of Budlight.

From his love of the Washington Redskins to friendly rivalries with other drivers such as Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. continues to remain one of the most popular and well recognized drivers in NASCAR today. The three moments above show just a few glimpses into his career and victories.

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