On the track, we should all know Jimmie Johnson was king this past season in NASCAR, driving his No. 48 to a record-tying seventh championship.
In the ballot box for fan voting, there were no surprises as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the most-popular driver award for the 14th consecutive year despite missing a chunk of the season with concussion issues.
But who’s tops when it comes to NASCAR diecast sales? Well, Lionel Racing has that covered.
The officially licensed NASCAR diecast-maker issued its Top 10 list for best-sellers this year and it’s rookie Chase Elliott whose No. 24 Chevy tops the list, which does include a number of Earnhardt and Johnson rides. It’s the first time in five years that Earnhardt was not No. 1 on the list.
“Chase Elliott’s arrival on the NASCAR scene has been big, and the overwhelming popularity of his first rookie NASCAR Sprint Cup Series die-cast is further proof that race fans relate to him and everything he represents,” said Lionel Racing President Howard Hitchcock.
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