Dale Earnhardt Jr
Governor Kay Ivey Signs Proclamation for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Day in Alabama
During the 2000s at Talladega, these two drivers – Jeff Gordon (24) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8) - won six of the first eight spring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held at the 2.66-mile layout. In 2004, Gordon was in the right place at the right time when late in the race Earnhardt pulled along his side to make the pass, but the caution came out, ending the event. The tradition continues with the GEICO 500 on Sunday, April 28 as NASCAR’s biggest track celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
With his father's legacy and his own 6 career Cup Series victories, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has found another home at Talladega Superspeedway.
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