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Dale Earnhardt Jr's Win History

Here's Dale Jr's winning record -- a complete recap of Junior's Cup wins

  Most dramatic win -- 2001 Pepsi 400

  Biggest win -- 2004 Daytona 500

  1st win 2000 DirecTV 500 at Texas


Dale Earnhardt Jr's winning record

 

According to official NASCAR records Dale Earnhardt Jr has 17 Career wins -- Here's to many more!

 

Win 1
 
First win
 
2000 DirecTV 500
 
Texas Motor Speedway
 
4/2/2000
 
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr’s first win in the cup series came on April 2, 2000  in the DirecTV 500 held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
"I really didn't know what to expect this year," Earnhardt said. "I didn't know if we were going to kick butt right out of the box or whether we were going to be lousy for a year or two."


 
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Win 2
 
2000 Pontiac Excitement 400
 
May 6, 2000
 
Richmond International Speedway, Richmond, Virginia
 
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr captured his 2nd career win on just his 16th attempt in the Pontiac Excitement 400 on May 6, 2000.
 
Junior led just 31 of 400 laps that Saturday night under the lights in the Capitol of the Old South.
 
Hardly anyone gave Junior a chance to win when the caution flag flew for the 9th and final time late in the race. After all, he had yet to lead a lap.
 
 
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Win 3
 
 
2001 Pepsi 400
 
 
7/7/2001

 
 
Perhaps no victory is as emotional as the one Dale Earnhardt scored on July 7, 2001 in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Not for the winning team, the fans, or the other competitors.
 
 
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Win 4
 
 
2001 Cal Ripken Jr 400
 
Dover Downs International Speedway
 
Dover, DE
 
9/23/2001

 
 
 
The American flags were hard to miss on the day Dale Earnhardt Jr captured his 4th career win after leading 193 laps at the Dover Monster Mile in the 2001 Cal Ripken Jr 400.
 
 
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Win 5
 
 
EA Sports 500
 
Talladega Superspeedway
 
Talladega, AL

 
 
 
By the time the checkered flag fell on the final restrictor plate race of the year everyone knew that the Dale Earnhardt, Inc. race team knew something none of the other teams did. How to be fastest on the big high banked tracks.
 
 
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Win 6
 
2002 Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway
 
Talladega, AL

 
 
Setting a blistering pace Dale Earnhardt Jr left no doubt who The Man was at Talladega. Junior led 133 of the race’s 188 laps on his way to victory in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 21, 2002, his 2nd straight win at the Talladega Superspeedway.
 
 
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Win 7
 
2002 EA Sports 500
 
Talladega Superspeedway
 
Talladega, AL

 
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr captured his 3rd straight win at Talladega in the EA Sports 500 on October 6, 2002.
 
 
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Win 8
 
2003 Aaron's 499
 
Talladega Superspeedway
 
Talladega, AL
 
April 6, 2003

 
 
When he was involved in a 27 car crash on lap 5 it appeared Dale Earnhardt Jr had 2 chances of winning a record breaking 4 straight races at Talladega. Slim and none. Too bad no one told that to crew chief Tony Eury and the gang working on the red No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet.
 
 
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Win 9
 
2003 Checker Auto Parts 500
 
Phoenix International Raceway
 
Phoenix, AZ
 
November 2 , 2003

 
 
 
Before his win on the 1 mile flat track that is Phoenix International Raceway Dale Earnhardt Jr had made a name as a restrictor plate ace with 24 of his 8 wins coming on the high banks of Daytona and Talladega.
 
 
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Win 10
 
2004 Daytona 500
 
Daytona International Speedway
 
Daytona Beach, FL
 
In his 5th attempt in “The Great American Race” Dale Earnhardt Jr captured the checkered flag for the 2004 Daytona 500 after starting from the No. 3 position on the inside of the 2nd row.
 
 
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Win 11
 
2004 Golden Corral 500
 
Atlanta Motor Speedway
 
Hampton, GA
 
March 14, 2004
 
 
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr returned to Victory Lane exactly 1 week after posting an unimpressive 35th place finish in the previous race in Las Vegas.
 
 
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Win 12
 
2004 Chevy American Revolution 400
 
Richmond International Raceway
 
Richmond, VA
 
May 15, 2004
 
 
It was Saturday night, under the lights, short track racing and Dale Earnhardt Jr was ready to roll.
 
Earnhardt Jr scored win No. 12 of his Nextel Cup career Saturday night under the lights at Richmond International Raceway.
 
 
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Win 13
 
2004 Sharpie 500
 
Bristol Motor Speedway
 
Bristol, TN
 
August 28, 2004
 
 
 
 
 
For most of the 500 laps under the lights on Saturday night everyone chased Dale Earnhardt Jr. He led 295 laps while cruising to victory in the 2004 Sharpie 500 at Bristol
 
This was Junior's first win since suffering burns to his legs following a crash during an American Lemans road course event at Sonoma in July.
 
 
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Win 14
 
2004 EA Sports 500
 
Talladega Superspeedway
 
Talladega, AL
 
October 3, 2004
 
 
 
When the caution flag fell just 8 laps from the finish Dale Earnhardt Jr was on pit road for what was to be a gas and go stop. Thinking fast, crew chief Tony Eury Jr called for 2 tires in addition to the fuel.
 
While some drivers stayed out for track position during this final caution, others opted to pit for fuel only. This left Earnhardt in 11th position with only 5 laps remaining when racing resumed.
 
 
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Win 15
 
2004 Checker Auto Parts 500
 
Phoenix International Raceway
 
Phoenix, AZ
 
November 7, 2004
 
 
 
With only 5 laps remaining no one seemed to have the horsepower to catch race leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. That's when the trouble began.
 
The last thing Dale Jr wanted to see was another yellow flag, but when Casey Mears slammed the wall due to a flat tire the caution was out. About the same time Robby Gordon's engine exploded oiling down the track.
 
 
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Win 16
 
 
2005 USG Sheetrock 500
 
Chicagoland Speedway
 
Joliet, IL
 
July 10, 2005
 
 
 
 
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr didn't have the fastest car. It was Matt Kenseth who dominated the race, leading 176 of 267 laps. Junior led only 11 in his victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
 
"My guys won the race for me," Earnhardt said. "We obviously didn't have the best car today. Matt Kenseth did. I still thought he'd catch me and we'd get beat."
 
 
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Win 17
 
2006 Crown Royal 400
 
Richmond International Raceway
 
Richmond, VA
 
May 6, 2006
 
 
 
 
After 356 laps of 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr had led only 3 laps. Kevin Harvick had been the man to beat all night long, but in the end that's just what Junior did. Earnhardt never relinquished the lead over the final 44 laps.
 
The race had been uneventful for Earnhardt up to that point. He had stayed near the front, but was never a serious threat to Harvick until the final pit stop.
 
 
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2000 Winston All Star Race
 
Lowes Motor Speedway
 
Concord, NC
 
May 20, 2000
 
 
 
With a win at Texas just 7 weeks earlier Dale Earnhardt Jr qualified to compete in the 2000 NASCAR Winston All Star Race. After passing Dale Jarrett with 1 lap to go he became the 1st rookie to win the event.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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