NASCAR America: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ‘My Greatest 8’ – first Cup win

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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 Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, we continued with the third episode of Junior’s “My Greatest 8.”

In the episode, we looked back at one of the biggest days of his racing career: his first career NASCAR Cup victory – April 2, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway.

“That was the hardest race I’ve ever drove,” Junior said.

Father Dale Earnhardt hugged his son in victory lane, saying with pride, “He got a good race car, a good engine and the boy drove a good race.”

Click on the video above.

We began the series on Monday, when 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 Inc.

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.

Check back Thursday for the next edition of Junior’s “My Greatest 8.”