Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins 2014 Myers Brothers Award

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 07: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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>>>

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