CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 25: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Patriotic Chevrolet, walks on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dale Jr. records a 'Thank You' to fans who made him 'Most Popular Driver' again


For the 15th consecutive year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR's most popular driver.

After the driver accepted the award on Thursday night at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards ceremony, he took some time to thank fans for the honor.

"I never take any of it for granted," Earnhardt shared. "I never assume that I'm going to win it, but I know how important it is to all you fans and you guys pull it out every year."