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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA - JUNE 13: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #8 Hellmann's Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 13, 2020 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take his place among NASCAR’s all-time greats next year.

Earnhardt has been named to NASCAR’s 2021 Hall of Fame class, alongside Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer.

Dale Jr. won 26 Cup Series races and two Xfinity Series titles, and was voted the sport’s Most Popular Driver a whopping 15 times.

He’ll also be a third-generation HOFer, joining his father Dale Sr. and grandfather Ralph Earnhardt.

What made Dale Jr. so popular with fans?