Dale Earnhardt Jr. tied Bill Elliott’s record of 10 consecutivewins as NASCAR’s most popular driver, and was just as nervousaccepting it Thursday as he was when he received his firsthonor.”It’s real hard to get up there and express your emotions andexpress to people how much it means to you,” Earnhardt said.”When you win it repeatedly, it gets tougher to show people andtell people how much it means to you because each time you win it,it means a little bit more. Words do an injustice to spelling outwhat it really means to you.”Earnhardt won the award Thursday at the Myers Brothers Luncheonat The Encore at Wynn. The award is presented annually by theNational Motorsports Press Association, and Earnhardt has won itevery year since 2003.He thanked his enormous fan base for sticking with him duringhis acceptance speech.”Aside from honesty, one of the qualities I admire most in aperson is loyalty,” he said. ”Loyalty is a word that I use quiteoften to describe our fans, and as I stand here to accept thisaward for a 10th time, I think it’s a great example of loyalty inits truest form. I thank the fans, all the fans who support thissport, and I am pleased and… Read full this story
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