Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sets Record For Best Selling NASCAR Die Cast In Final Cup Series Season

In his final season as a full-time NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. once again sold more die-casts than any of his peers.

As expected, Earnhardt’s "Final Ride" car from Homestead-Miami Speedway topped the annual list published by retailer Lionel Racing this week. In fact, the car was also the best-selling car in company history.

"The demand for this car has been simply astounding," said Lionel Racing president Howard Hitchcock. "The fan response to this die-cast is a true measure of how much Earnhardt has meant to both casual NASCAR fans and serious die-cast collectors."

Overall, Earnhardt cars took six of the top-10 spots, in addition to the 43-year-old earning his 15th National Motorsports Press Association Most Popular Driver award.

Ryan Blaney made the top-10 list for the first time this year, with his Motorcraft/Pocono Win car coming in sixth in annual sales. Kyle Busch's M&M's Caramel/Bristol Win die-cast secured spot No. 7 and Chase Elliott continues to be a strong seller this year, with two of his cars making the top 10.

It’s worth noting that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. did not place a single car in the top 10, with Elliott posting the second most appearances with his duo of top-10ers.

The company also released its annual top-10 list of top-selling drivers, with Earnhardt leading Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Danica Patrick, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Kasey Kahne.

The complete top-10 die-casts from the 2017 NASCAR season:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Axalta/Last Ride Chevrolet SS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Nationwide Gray Ghost Chevrolet SS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Nationwide Chevrolet SS

Chase Elliott 2017 NAPA Chevrolet SS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Axalta/Ducks Unlimited Chevrolet SS

Ryan Blaney 2017 Pocono Win Ford Fusion

Kyle Busch 2017 M&Ms Caramel Bristol win Toyota Camry

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Axalta Chevrolet SS

Chase Elliott 2017 Hooters Chevrolet SS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2017 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS


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