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NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award is awarded to the fans' favorite NASCAR driver. The award has been awarded since 1956. It started out as a poll of just the drivers, but eventually included all NASCAR Cup competitors. Today it is voted for by fans across the United States. The award will be renamed after Bill Elliott once he retires from the sport.

The award is presented by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA), and became sponsored by Chex in 2005. The ceremony is called the Myers Brothers Awards Breakfast. The event is held in New York City at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The winner is typically announced in December.


List of recipients



1949 Curtis Turner


1952 Lee Petty

1953 Lee Petty(2)

1954 Lee Petty(3)

1955 Tim Flock

1956 Curtis Turner (2)[1]

1957 Fireball Roberts

1958 Jack Smith

1959 Glen Wood


1960 Rex White

1961 Joe Weatherly

1962 Richard Petty

1963 Fred Lorenzen

1964 Richard Petty(2)

1965 Fred Lorenzen(2)

1966 Darel Dieringer

1967 Cale Yarborough

1968 Richard Petty(3)

1969 Bobby Isaac


1970 Bobby Allison

1971 Bobby Allison (2)

1972 Bobby Allison (3)

1973 Bobby Allison(4)

1974 Richard Petty(5)

1975 Richard Petty(6)

1976 Richard Petty(7)

1977 Richard Petty(8)

1978 Richard Petty(9)

1979 David Pearson


1980 Bobby Allison (5)

1981 Bobby Allison (6)

1982 Bobby Allison (7)

1983 Bobby Allison (8)

1984 Bill Elliott

1985 Bill Elliott(2)

1986 Bill Elliott(3)

1987 Bill Elliott(4)

1988 Bill Elliott(5)

1989 Darrell Waltrip


1990 Darrell Waltrip(2)

1991 Bill Elliott(6)

1992 Bill Elliott(7)

1993 Bill Elliott(8)

1994 Bill Elliott(9)

1995 Bill Elliott(10)

1996 Bill Elliott(11)

1997 Bill Elliott(12)

1998 Bill Elliott(13)

1999 Bill Elliott(14)


2000 Bill Elliott(15)

2001 Dale Earnhardt

2002 Bill Elliott(16)

2003 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

2004 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(2)

2005 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(3)

2006 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(4)

2007 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(5)

2008 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(6) [2]

2009 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.(7)[3]


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