Dale Jr. shares stories of items he’ll have in Hall of Fame display
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 with Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik in the Class of 2021. The event airs at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Earnhardt is featured in a 10-day daily video series celebrating personal mementos that played a role in his career, leading up to his induction. The final two days also will celebrate a memento from Stefanik (Jan. 20) and Farmer (Jan. 21).
In addition, the ceremony will recognize executive Ralph Seagraves with the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR, and longtime NASCAR broadcaster Bob Jenkinswith the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.
Here is a collection of the videos:
Dale Jr.’s HOF case: ’01 Pepsi 400 baseball helmet
The helmet worn during his July 7, 2001 Daytona win, NASCAR’s first race at the track since Dale Sr. died on the last lap of the Daytona 500 five months earlier, is honored by Dale Jr.
Dale Jr.’s HOF case: 2000 Rolling Stone article
A profile by Touré published in the May 2000 issue of Rolling Stone introduced Dale Jr. to a new mainstream audience after his first Cup Series win a month earlier and is a representation of his cultural transcendence.
Dale Jr.'s HOF case: 2004 Daytona 500 trophy
The Harley J. Earl Trophy for the Daytona 500, which Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated in 2004 to win in his fifth start at the track, 15 starts sooner than Dale Sr.'s first win at the track, is going in Dale Jr.'s HOF case.
Dale Jr.'s HOF case: 2000 Winston All-Star trophy
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2000 All-Star Race win was his third victory of his rookie season and one his favorite memories, as he was greeted in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s victory lane by his enthusiastic and stunned father.
Chase Elliott’s NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in 2014 marked the first title for JR Motorsports, the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister, Kelley, and the trophy is going in Dale Jr.'s Hall of Fame case.
After his 2017 retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. transitioned into the broadcast booth and made a notable impression during the last lap of his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Dale Jr’s HOF case: 1999 Busch Series title trophy
he second of consecutive NASCAR Busch Series championships that Dale Earnhardt Jr. won before entering the Cup Series in 2000 is going in Dale Jr.'s NASCAR Hall of Fame case.
Dale Jr.’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Case: ‘The Dale Jr. Download’ podcast microphone
Dale Earnhardt Jr. became the regular host of “The Dale Jr. Download” after his 2017 retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, bolstering his Dirty Mo Media network of podcasts. The mic he uses is going into the HOF case.
Dale Jr.’s HOF case: 2014 Daytona 500 ring
The second Daytona 500 won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. started his last season with crew chief Steve Letarte, who became his co-worker at NBC Sports. The ring he received for winning the race is going in his Hall of Fame case.
Dale Jr.’s NASCAR Hall of Fame case: 2003 Most Popular Driver Award
The 2003 Most Popular Driver Award given to Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the first of 15 straight times Dale Jr. won the award in the NASCAR Cup Series, which makes it stand out from the rest and why it’s going in the case.