Dale Earnhardt Jr. was awarded the Myers Brothers Award for 2014 Thursday. Earnhardt, 40, was chosen by a vote of the National Motorsports Press Association and presented the award during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held at the Wynn Las Vegas.
The Myers Brothers Award is named in honor of brothers Billy and Bobby Myers, two of NASCAR’s pioneers from the 1950s. It has been presented annually since 1958 with the purpose of recognizing those that have provided outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Earnhardt did have a fantastic year on the track. He was eighth in this year’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings, and he qualified for the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup for the seventh time finishing the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with four victories, 12 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. It was his work off the track however that got the attention of the NMPA membership. MORE>>>