Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire with NASCAR record
By Dominic Aragon
January 14, 2018
He may not have won a series title, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire with a dubious record.
Earnhardt Jr. has the most wins among drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that never claimed consecutive victories.
The 15-time Most Popular Driver won a total of 26 races in NASCAR’s top series, with his final victory coming in 2015.
Four past champions are among the top-10 drivers with most wins on that list, including 2017 champion Martin Truex Jr.
Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman lead active drivers entering 2018 who have never won consecutive races.
TOP-10 DRIVERS WHO HAVE NEVER WON BACK-TO-BACK
1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. (26 victories)
2) Ricky Rudd (23)
3) Terry Labonte* (22)
4) Jeff Burton (21)
5) Bobby Labonte* (21)
6) Benny Parsons* (21)
7) Kasey Kahne (18)
8) Ryan Newman (18)
9) Martin Truex Jr.* (15)
10) LeeRoy Yarbrough (14)
BOLD indicates driver who made at least one start in 2017.
* indicates past champion.
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