NASCAR Has Named Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Hall of Fame

NASCAR has added a few names to its Hall of Fame. Red Farmer, Mike Stefanik, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are now part of an elite group.

Earnhardt, who now joins his father, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., won 26 Cup Series races, two Xfinity Series championships, and was named Most Popular Driver 15 times.

“I knew when dad died I was going to assume most if not all of his fan base and I feel like I took care of that,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I didn’t squander that, I didn’t ruin that and I also introduced myself to a lot of people who never heard of Dale Earnhardt.”

Earnhardt Jr. retired from full-time Cup Series racing in 2017 but still runs several XFinity Series each season. He owns JR Motorsports and is now a broadcaster for NBC Sports.