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Photo gallery: Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years at Daytona International Speedway

by Mike Haag | Posted on Friday, June 30th, 2017

DAYTONA – A photographic look at Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years at Daytona International Speedway.  All photos provided courtesy of NASCAR and Getty Images.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. claims his first victory at Daytona in the Pepsi 400, 2001. Teammate Michael Waltrip joined him on the infield grass. It was 11 years to the day that Jr.?s father won his first race at Daytona. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates after winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/ALLSPORT

 

Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Dale Earnhard, Jr. pose together at the raceway in Daytona Beach, Florinda on February 4, 2001. The Earhnardts and Andy Pilgram earned second in the GTS category during the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. driver of the #8 DEI Budweiser Chevrolet celebrates by spraying champagne in victory circle after winning the NASCAR Nextel Cup Daytona 500 on February 15, 2004 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo By Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. driver of the #8 Budweiser Chevrolet is congratuated by his crew members as they celebrate following his win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 on February 15, 2004 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. driver of the #8 DEI Budweiser Chevrolet poses with the Harvey J. Earl Daytona 500 Trophy in victory circle after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 on February 15, 2004 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountian Dew AMP/National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane with team owner Rick Hendrick after winning the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2008 in Daytona, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #3 Wrangler Chevrolet celebrates after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 2, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet (left), celebrates with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with his girlfriend Amy Reimann, and team owner Rick Hendrick after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, races Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.