NASCAR: Dale Jr. nabs 11th-straight Most Popular Driver Award

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December 4, 2013 — via NASCAR.com — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was announced Thursday as winner of the NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award for a record 11th consecutive time. Earnhardt topped the fan balloting, conducted by the National Motorsports Press Association, with more than 700,000 votes to continue a streak that began in 2003. His 11th award broke a tie for most consecutive …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Johnson dominates AAA Texas 500

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October 4, 2013 — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — FORT WORTH, Tex. — The speed in Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet was positively jaw-dropping. Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, breaking a tie for the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. But make no …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: McMurray survives, scores in Talladega nail-biter

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October 21, 2013 — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — TALLADEGA, Ala. — Enter the interloper. In a race dominated early by Matt Kenseth and later by fellow title contenders Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray got to the front at the right time, led the last 15 laps and grabbed victory in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. McMurray was out front, leading …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Junior Set To Make 500th NASCAR Sprint Cup Start

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Only 33 drivers have started 500 races in their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series careers, but this Saturday in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to add his name to that elite list. Fourteen years ago in May 1999, the Kannapolis, N.C., native made his series debut at his home track. The then-24-year-old driver started eighth …