Dale Earnhardt Jr. has officially joined his father, the great Dale Earnhardt Sr., in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Inducted along with Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer in the 2021 class, Dale Jr. received his Blue Jacket, his Hall of Fame ring, and his place, forever enshrined in the NASCAR history books.
One of the most influential figures to ever grip the wheel, Dale Jr. was voted the league’s Most Popular Driver 15 times in a row from 2003 to 2017, and although he never won a Championship at the Cup Level, his impact on the sport cannot be understated.
Earnhardt thanked his former crew chief and uncle Tony Eury Sr., his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller, team owner Rick Hendrick, Steve Letarte, and of course… his wife Amy.
Amy performed the induction of her husband.
“My eyes are already watering,” Earnhardt said as he began his acceptance speech.
“The people enshrined in this building, they are my role models, and they are my heroes, and one of them happens to be my dad so to join Dad in the Hall of Fame is probably as good as it’s going to get…”