NASCAR America: Dale Jr.’s ‘My Greatest 8’ — An All-Star performance


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

We looked back at Dale Jr.’s win in the 2000 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Jarrett was leading with two laps to go, but the younger Dale roared past Jarrett and the senior Dale in impressive fashion on the last lap to take the checkered flag.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Dale Earnhardt Sr. said after giving his son a big bear hug in victory lane. “I thought I could get up there and give Jarrett some trouble, then I look in my mirror and saw this thing (Jr.) coming.”

Dale Jr. then responded in a like father, like son refrain: “I didn’t come here to run third. I came here to take all the money!”

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Also, here’s the other segments of “My Greatest 8” that have already aired in chronological order:

Monday, Nov. 6: First Xfinity championship in 1998 driving for Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Wins second consecutive Xfinity championship in 1999.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: First career Cup win at Texas in 2000.

We’ll be back with the final four segments of My Greatest 8s starting again on Monday.