The NMPA Sprint Most Popular Driver, an award that is the only major NASCAR award determined solely by fan vote will begin taking votes Sunday. The voting period opens at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday and runs through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 22. Fans can visit www.mostpopulardriver.com to vote for this year’s award. Votes can also be made via the NASCAR Mobile application.
A total of 19 drivers have won the award since it began in 1953. NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott has won the award more than any other driver has, 16 times, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won it the last 12 years in a row and is the favorite for his 13th award this year. Lee Petty won the award the first two years, his son ,200-race winner, Richard Petty was the most popular driver nine times.MORE>>>