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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Most Popular Driver Award

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Update: The National Motorsports Press Association announced, on behalf of all NASCAR fans who voted, Earnhardt Jr. has been crowned the 2012 NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver, Breaking Limits PR reports.

Recommendation: Not only did Earnhardt have a fantastic season, but he claimed the Most Popular Driver Award for the 10th-straight season this week. The Hendrick Motorsports star is now tied with Bill Elliott as the only two 10-consecutive NMPA winners. "It was an honor to hear that I won this year and am now tied with Bill (Elliott) for 10 in a row," Earnhardt Jr. said. "I've enjoyed this award because it's a testament to my fans. I appreciate their loyalty and dedication."

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