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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pizazz for inventiveness and judgment have propelled him to become one of the most well-known sport’s figures in the world. He is now retired, but was voted a record 15 times as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver (2003 – 2017). Dale amassed 26 victories and won the Daytona 500 twice. He has also amassed 24 triumphs in the XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series. Earnhardt is a third generation driver. He takes after Dale Earnhardt Sr., his father, who has won the championship cup seven times. Dale Sr. won 76 races. On the other hand, Ralph Earnhardt, his grandfather, was a champion in his own right. Two generations have been chosen among NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers ever. Image credit: “Dale Earnhardt Jr car2006” by Eagle ...

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NASCAR’s Crown Jewel – Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon is an iconic personality in the universe of NASCAR. He was born on August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California. Gordon began competitive auto racing at the early age of five. His popularity grew as he continuously superseded his own records and those of other top racers. Gordon announced in 2015 that he was stepping down as a full-time driver after a career that was dotted with victories. Early Life Gordon’s parents, Will and Carol were separated soon after his birth. Carol soon started dating a co-worker, John Bickford who encouraged Gordon’s interests in auto-racing. At the age of four, Gordon’s step-father, John Bickford gave him a BMX racing bike which he began riding at that age. A year later, Gordon rode a quarter ...

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