NASCAR America: Dale Jr.’s ‘My Greatest 8’ – 2004 Daytona 500 win

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As hard as it may seem to believe, there is now just one race left in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup career.

In an eight-part series that began last week, NASCAR America presents the sixth segment of Dale Jr.’s “My Greatest 8.”

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

While it took his father 20 tries to win the “Great American Race,” Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first Daytona 500 triumph came in his fifth season.

He won the 2004 Daytona 500 just three years after Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s death in the race and six years after his lone win the race.

Dale Jr. wouldn’t win the Daytona 500 again until 2014.

Here’s the first five segments of “My Greatest 8” that have 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.

Thursday, Nov. 9: Wins 2000 All-Star race

Monday, Nov. 13: Wins 2001 Pepsi 400 at Daytona