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02:56  15 november  2017
02:56  15 november  2017 Source:   For The Win

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg, Adam Sandler pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  WATCH: Mark Wahlberg, Adam Sandler pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is set to retire at the end of the NASCAR Cup Series season, and some of the other drivers, as well as other celebrities and athletes, have been paying tribute to one of the sport’s all-time greats. Some of Earnhardt’s fellow drivers, namely Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney, elected to say a few words in producing a tribute video. They weren’t alone, though, as Mark Wahlberg, Adam Sandler and members of the Washington Redskins joined in, too.Check it out in the video clip below.Thank you, @DaleJr.#Appreci88ionpic.twitter.

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  Budweiser releases dramatic tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt will compete in his final Cup Series race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

At Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Dale Jr . received perhaps the most apt gift from Speedway General Manager Marcus Smith: creation of the Dale Earnhardt Jr . Concussion Research Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital.

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Unless he wins his last race - a perfect but unlikely career exit - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from racing full-time with 26 NASCAR Cup Series and 24 XFINITY Series victories on his resume.

While he's not close to having the most all-time wins, many of his trips to Victory Lane have been memorable and sentimental, going beyond the average significance of a win.

Before he hits the track one last time in the Cup Series - the Ford Ecoboost 400 is Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway - here's a look back at Earnhardt's nine most memorable wins.

9. 2004 Sharpie 500

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Winning at Bristol Motor Speedway is a coveted feat among NASCAR drivers, and this was Junior's one and only Cup Series win on the .533-mile track. He not only won, but he also capped off a perfect weekend after taking the checkered flag at the XFINITY Series (then-Busch Series) race the night before to sweep the weekend.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. walking away from NASCAR unscathed, unencumbered

  Dale Earnhardt Jr. walking away from NASCAR unscathed, unencumbered Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves NASCAR with no regrets. He is relieved, in so many ways. How To 10x Your Savings with These 2 New Accounts Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance He's made it to the finish line healthy and whole. A winless season? Does it matter? To review, he's made it through the season healthy and whole.Pop the bubbly. It's time to celebrate."I want to finish the race in one piece," he said during a media availability at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday morning.Traumatic events change a man's priorities.

Apparently, it’s UFC 196, which happened in Las Vegas last weekend while Dale Earnhardt Jr . was in town for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Just the way they were so amped up for the moment .

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Junior loves racing at this track, calling it "so special and unique - different than anything else we do and just something that I'm super proud of for the sport."

8. 2012 Quicken Loans 400

As Earnhardt aged, he hit a rough patch and didn't win a race for four years. This victory snapped a 143-race winless streak that dated back to the same race at the same track, Michigan International Speedway.

7. 2000 DirecTV 500

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It took Earnhardt all of 12 Cup Series starts - only seven through his inaugural full-time season - to find his way to Victory Lane for the first time. He won this Texas Motor Speedway race as a 25-year-old rookie, while Dale Earnhardt Sr. finished seventh. It was the first of two victories for Junior that season.

6. 2014 Pocono 400

Pocono Raceway is nicknamed the Tricky Triangle for a reason, and it's why Earnhardt cherishes winning at this track. After 28 winless Cup Series races there, he finally finished first on No. 29. He won that season's second Pocono race, too.

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He said:

"I'm glad to have a win there because I know it's a technical track. I know that if you win there, you get credit as a driver. It ain't all race car at that place. You gotta be able to get around that place."

5. 2014 Daytona 500

Most drivers go their whole careers without winning the Daytona 500 - the Super Bowl of NASCAR - much less winning it twice. Ten years after his first Daytona 500 victory, Earnhardt's 2014 season-opening win kicked off a late-career streak of four wins that year.

4. 2003 Aaron's 499

Winning any race at Daytona International Speedway or Talladega Superspeedway is impressive because they're NASCAR's most unpredictable tracks. Winning twice is impressive, but winning four consecutive races is just showing off.

Across the 2001 and 2003 seasons, Earnhardt won four straight times at Talladega - a track record. While he recalls the four wins sort of blurring together, he, of course, remembers the fourth because it was something no one had ever done before, not even Dale Sr.

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  The Latest: NASCAR finale begins at Homestead-Miami Speedway The Latest on NASCAR's season finale (all times local): 3:15 p.m. NASCAR's championship race has begun at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. are racing for the title. Before the green flag dropped, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the man of the hour. Earnhardt shook hands with team owner Rick Hendrick, former teammate Jeff Gordon and fellow driver Matt Kenseth. He kissed his wife Amy and slapped hands with the entire Cup series pit crew as he prepared to take off for a ceremonial pace lap in his final race.Earnhardt thanked everyone who had an impact on his career, and said over the radio.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr . never wants to disappoint anyone — Hendrick Motorsports, the No. 88 team, his family, his fans. Reflecting on what will be 19 seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he reaffirmed his love for his supporters, known as Junior Nation.

Overall, Dale Jr. has six career wins at the track - second in the all-time wins category while his dad is at the top with 10. There's a reason this track is known as Earnhardt Country.

3. XFINITY Series championships

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While Earnhardt never won a Cup Series title, he pulled off back-to-back XFINITY Series (then known as the Busch Series) championships in 1998 and 1999 - his first two and only full-time seasons in the lower-tiered series. Driving for his dad's team, Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Junior earned enough success and attention to make the switch to the Cup Series full-time the following year.

2. 2004 Daytona 500

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No matter how many races drivers win after - or even how many times they win at Daytona International Speedway - they never forget the first time they win the sport's most iconic race. It was the 10th win of his career, and after proving how successful he could be on NASCAR's other superspeedway, he took the most coveted checkered flag at his fifth Daytona 500 start.

He took the lead away from Tony Stewart with about 20 laps to go, and he's still amazed that he was able to hold on.

"It takes a little less than a minute to get around that track, it seemed like every lap took 10 minutes to run," he said in his JR Nation Appreci88ion Tour video about Daytona.

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million Hendrick Motorsports Earnhardt is Nascar's top-earning driver and has the highest licensing income in the sport despite a three-year winless streak. He has been voted Nascar's most popular driver nine times.


1. 2001 Pepsi 400

There was only one driver NASCAR and its fans needed to win this race at Daytona International Speedway, and he pulled through. Not even five months earlier, Dale Earnhardt Sr. was tragically killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500, and the Pepsi 400 was the first time the sport returned to the track.

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From the fans to the drivers, everyone was watching or racing with a heavy heart. And as Dale Jr. came around the final turn before the finish line, the crowd roared as he closed the "crazy storybook weekend" with a win.

"If they make any kind of movie relative to my life, it'll probably be about that win," Earnhardt said in the Daytona Appreci88ion video. "It was just hard to believe - too good to be true."

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Martin Truex Jr. thanks Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I wouldn't be here today without him' .
The new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion got his first big break in the sport driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr."I'm proud of him. What a story for Martin," Earnhardt said. "I love it. We're retiring and Martin wins a championship. That's storybook.

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