By Dustin Long, NBC Sports /
Chase Elliott collected his sixth consecutive Most Popular Driver award Thursday night at the NASCAR Awards at the Music City Center.
The award is presented by the National Motorsports Press Association and is determined by a fan vote.
“This award has always, in my eyes, been a reflection and extension of my family’s place in the sport,” Elliott said on stage after winning the award. “I recognize my spot and line and recognize what they’ve done and the reason that it is special is because of the fans and how supportive they have been to my entire family and myself included. ... So grateful for that. I don’t take it lightly ever.”
No driver other than an Elliott or Earnhardt has won the award since 1991.
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