With Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement came a vast array of tribute's, but the one he received Wednesday evening could be one of the most special.
At the annual National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Awards, Earnhardt was given the Chevrolet Lifetime Achievement for the success he's had on the track over the past 17 season, according to popularspeed.com.
In addition to his 26 wins at the sports' highest level of competition, he's also won two Daytona 500's and Most Popular Driver 15 times. His charitable efforts through his Dale Jr. Foundation were also noted.
Chevy awarded the driver a trophy, as well as a 2018 Corvette to put towards auction initiatives for his foundation in 2018.
"I don't know how many years now they've done that for the foundation, but we've raised $350,000 this year with just that raffle alone," said Earnhardt in regards to the car raffle. "It's been a real pleasure growing up in a Chevy family, I drive Chevys because of my dad obviously, and have always driven Chevys, and we couldn't of had more fun."
"We'll keep on driving them, so thanks for having me as part of the family and appreciate the acknowledgement today," added Earnhardt.