NASCAR America: Day 2 of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ‘My Greatest 8’ – 1999 Xfinity title


There are two races left in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s full-time Cup career.

Between now and his final start at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR America will present Earnhardt’s “My Greatest 8.”

The series will look at eight of Earnhardt’s personal favorite moments from his NASCAR career.

On Monday, we recapped how Dale Jr. won the first of two consecutive Xfinity Series championships in 1998 while driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

On Tuesday’s edition of NASCAR America, we relived Junior’s second consecutive Xfinity championship the following year – making him at the time only the fourth driver to win back-to-back titles in NASCAR’s junior league.

Shortly after being crowned champion that day for a second time, Dale Jr. said, “I thought I’d be a champion, but I didn’t think I’d be a two-time champion.”

Alongside him that day was his father, Dale Sr., who prophetically added of his son, “I’m very proud of him. Hopefully we can go on to Winston Cup (NASCAR Cup) and make things happen, too.”

Watch the above video for more on the moment.