His 26 wins puts him 27th all time on NASCAR's win list.He's also won a Daytona 500 qualifying race four times, took the checkered flag twice in the Sprint Unlimited and won the All-Star Race as a rookie.

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And he's not finished yet, with another promising season ahead of him and an eventual wedding to fiance Amy Reimann on the horizon.

We take a look at some of Dale Jr.'s top accomplishments in his jam-packed career. Before Junior hit it big on the Sprint Cup circuit, he was proving his talents in the Xfinity Series (or Busch Series back then).

In 1998, his first full season, he won seven races and finished in the top five 16 times in 31 races.

He led 1,615 of 6,055 laps to capture his first NASCAR title.

In 1999, he nearly topped that performance for his second straight title.

Earnhardt won six races and finished in the top 10 18 times.

Going into this season, he has 23 wins, 65 top-fives and 88 top-10s in NASCAR's Triple-A series. unveils 2016 paint scheme After running five races in 1999, Dale Jr.

When the 2016 NASCAR season begins, it will mark the 17th full-time season for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. MORE: Stewart injury puts damper on Daytona 500 | Daytona 500 schedule | 2016 Sprint Cup teams, rosters Before you knew it, he was winning Busch Series titles and ascending to the Sprint Cup level.

Not just because he was the son of NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt but because he had talent.