When Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement, there was little doubt he would be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as soon as he is eligible in three years. What we didn’t know is that he would be showing up in other various Hall of Fames well before that, including one odd one: The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame.
“We’re extremely excited to release our first exclusive NASCAR bobblehead featuring one of racing’s biggest legends,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum per Motorsport.com.
“Given Dale Jr.’s popularity and the holiday shopping season, we don’t expect these to last long.”
The Bobblehead HOF is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is planning to open a permanent location sometime this winter.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired with 26 career wins, making him one of the most successful drivers to never win a Cup Series championship. Only five drivers have more recorded wins without winning a Cup Series title according to ESPN. He also is among the top 20 drivers in modern NASCAR history in wins (20th), top fives (19th with 149) and laps led (19th with 8,195).
He has won the most popular driver award for 15 straight years, which means his bobblehead is likely to be pretty popular this Christmas as well.