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NASCAR Remembers Retired Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career made an impact on Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and many more.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career made an impact on Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and many more.

The retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award for the 15th consecutive year in 2017, leaves a void. The sport as a whole will miss the man whose legions of fans long ago rose up as one Junior Nation.

 

Earnhardt easily was the most recognizable face and name in NASCAR for the last decade and a half. He will continue to be involved in the sport as a co-owner of JR Motorsports, which fields XFINITY Series teams, and as a race analyst in the NBC booth.

 

10 Greatest Substitute Drivers in NASCAR History

From Tiny Lund to Jamie McMurray: NASCAR's most noted fill-ins.
<p> As Mark Martin and Brian Vickers prepare to sub for an injured Denny Hamlin on the Sprint Cup circuit, Athlon Sports contributor Vito Pugliese looks back at the greatest super sub drivers in NASCAR history.</p>

With the flurry of press releases that were flying about last Friday, with the announcements and retractions regarding Mark Martin substituting for the injured Denny Hamlin, it brought to light one issue we haven’t had to tackle in a while: NASCAR Super Subs. They can be much more than a wheel holder, and often end up becoming a larger part of the team. It can be an audition for a future ride, or a once-in-a-lifetime shot at greatness. This week we present the Top 10 Super Subs in NASCAR: