The Return to Daytona
July 7, 2001
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s winless streak was at 107 and counting after he finished a disappointing 21st at Michigan on June 19. While Junior Nation waits for him to end the skid, here's a rundown of his top 12 career moments. Less than five months after Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash during the Daytona 500, Junior won the Pepsi 400 in NASCAR's return to Daytona International Speedway. Junior led 116 of the 160 laps, taking the lead for good four laps from the end. Afterward, an emotional Junior said of his father, "He was with me tonight."