Two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. became the newest member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night.
Earnhardt (47) won 26 Cup Series races during his career and finished his highlight as third in the Series Points. But his most impressive performance is perhaps the record-breaking 15 consecutive seasons he has been named the sport’s most popular rider.
His father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., who died in an accident at the 2001 Daytona 500, was a member of the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. Earnhardt Jr. said in his inaugural address that he had joined his father in the Hall of Fame. Fame “is probably as good as it’s ever going to be.”