NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award is awarded to the most popular NASCAR driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series every year since 1956. It started as a poll of the drivers and then all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors. Today it is voted for by fans across the United States.
The award is presented by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). Sponsored by Hamburger Helper in 2010, it was also sponsored by Wheaties in 2011. The ceremony presenting the award is called the NASCAR Awards Banquet, and it is held in Las Vegas, Nevada in November of each year.
The winner of the most awards is Bill Elliott with 16 in the Monster Energy Cup Series. Elliott Sadler has the most with four awards in the Xfinity Series, and Johnny Benson Jr. has the most awards at three in the Camping World Truck Series.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Camping World Truck Series
|2009||Jorge Arteaga||FCV Racing|
|2014||Rodrigo Marbán||Patricia Marbán|
With at least two awards.
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.||15||1||0||0||16|
|Ron Hornaday Jr.||0||1||2||0||3|
|Johnny Benson Jr.||0||0||3||0||3|
|Martin Truex Jr.*||0||2||0||0||2|
*= denotes still active.
- Wilhelm, Chase (December 2, 2016). "Dale Jr. wins NASCAR's Most Popular Driver, reveals wedding date". Foxsports.com. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- Associated Press (November 30, 2017). USA Today Earnhardt Jr. wins NASCAR Most Popular Driver award for 15th time https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2017/11/30/earnhardt-wins-most-popular-for-15th-year/108178860/Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins NASCAR Most Popular Driver award for 15th time Check
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