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CONCORD, N.C. -- With 2020 drawing to its final days, take a look at the top 15 photo galleries of the year, which captured special moments and tributes.

15. Gordon joins Talladega iRacing lineup with 2004 winning Axalta, Pepsi scheme

Jeff Gordon took the iRacing wheel for the Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway in a throwback Pepsi/Axalta scheme. Gordon took the winning scheme to victory lane at Talladega in 2004.

14. Drivers kick off 2020 season with friendly team competition

All four Hendrick Motorsports drivers and their crew chiefs hit the dragway track at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the season started with an obstacle course put on by Gordon. Drivers had to slalom through cones, earn the fastest time and try not to hit an egg as they backed into an allotted space.

13. Road course king: Inside Elliott's momentous win from Daytona

Chase Elliott established himself as the kind of road courses after he won the inaugural Daytona Road Course race in August. It was Elliott's third-consecutive road-course win. 

12. Inside new Hall of Fame exhibit curated by Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt Jr. curated the "Dale Jr.: Glory Road Champions" exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January. The exhibit included championship cars driven by Jimmie Johnson and Gordon.

11. Up Close: Hendrick at Barrett-Jackson and his new history-making Corvette

Hendrick Motorsports owner and Hendrick Automotive Group chairman and CEO Rick Hendrick became the proud owner of the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the beginning of 2020. All proceeds benefitted the Detroit Children's Fund. 

10. Inside Elliott's thrilling win at 'The Paperclip'

Elliott's win at Martinsville Speedway was one for the storybooks. Not only did the driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE win his first grandfather clock, but the playoff win gave Elliott his first berth in the Championship 4 race.

9. Chasing a championship: Elliott celebrates thrilling title win

Elliott's first championship win started with a bit of adversity. The 25-year-old driver started from the rear and worked his way to the front with the other Championship 4 contenders. Some strategy and skill allowed Elliott to take the lead and earn the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title.

8. No. 9 team unveils Hooters scheme for 2020 season

Elliott unveiled his 2020 Hooters scheme in February which showed a sleek black base and bright orange accents. Elliott ran the scheme at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Daytona International Speedway.

7. Teammates honor seven-time champions with Darlington throwback schemes

Johnson's three teammates paid homage to the seven-time champion at Darlington Raceway with classic schemes from his successful career. Johnson, for his part, celebrated his fellow seven-time champs with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty elements to his scheme.

6. One Final Time: Inside Johnson's last race

Johnson's last race of his full-time Cup Series was at Phoenix Raceway, where he finished fifth. His wife and two daughters came to the track to cheer him on.

5. Highlights from the No. 88 team's 13 seasons

The No. 88 team was brought to Hendrick Motorsports by Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Alex Bowman took over in 2018. Take a look back at the best moments from the past decade.

4. A legacy told in photos

Take a look back at Johnson's biggest moments throughout his historic 19-year career, including all 83 of his wins.

3. Winning Ways: No. 5 team through the years

With the No. 5 team making its return to Hendrick Motorsports next season, take a look at its biggest moments throughout the years.

2. Evolution of Johnson's No. 48 paint schemes 

Johnson had many iconic paint schemes through the years, especially during his championship runs. Take a look back at his most memorable Chevrolets.

1. Dawsonville welcomes home the 2020 champion

One day after Elliott won the NASCAR Cup Series championship, he returned to his hometown of Dawsonville, Georgia, and celebrated with a hometown parade.