Retired American NASCAR driver and media personality Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is worth an estimated $300 million. He owns a NASCAR team, writes books, and provides analysis for NBC’s coverage of the sport. They’ve been in the racing industry for three generations. Dale’s dad was a legendary driver in the NASCAR series. When Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Dale Jr. Early Life
In Kannapolis, North Carolina, on October 10, 1974, Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born.
Dale is the son of Brenda Lorraine Jackson and the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr., a legend in the NASCAR sport who passed away in a car accident at the Daytona Speedway in February 2001. He has a younger sister, Taylor, from his father’s third marriage, as well as an elder half-brother, Kerry, from his father’s first marriage.
Dale’s parents separated not long after his birth. When Dale was six years old, the family’s home caught fire, and because Dale’s mother couldn’t afford to restore it, she granted Dale, Sr. custody of Kelley and Dale. His father enrolled him in military school when he was 12 years old.
Dale Jr. Career
At the late age of 17, Dale Jr. and his father entered the Street Stock race at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina. A 1979 Monte Carlo served as Junior’s debut race vehicle. In 1988, Dale Earnhardt Jr. participated in his first NASCAR race, and at the 2000 DirecTV 500, he took home the victory.
The Coca-Cola 300 was his maiden Nationwide Series victory in 1998. Earnhardt, Jr. has amassed a total of 60 victories over the course of his career across the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series. More than 300 times, he finished in the top ten, and on at least 25 of those occasions, he took first place.
He received 14 consecutive votes as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver between the years 2003 and 2016. Because of his two victories in the Daytona 500, each 10 years apart in 2004 and 2014, he earned the moniker “Pied Piper of Daytona.”
Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow, Trace Adkins, 3 Doors Down, O.A.R., Nickelback, and Kid Rock are just a few of the musicians whose music videos Dale Earnhardt Jr. has participated in. With more than 25 victories and 250 Top Ten finishes, he took part in more than 600 races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Earnhardt has also participated in more than 130 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, where he has achieved more than 20 victories and 90 Top Ten finishes. Earnhardt, Jr. raced the renowned #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet Impala SS for Hendricks Sports at the end of his career. For JR Motorsports, he also participated in Nationwide Series races in the #5.
Earnhardt served as a guest analyst for Fox and NBC’s broadcasts of the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity races in 2016. Earnhardt began working as a color analyst for NASCAR on NBC in 2018. Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson’s race for the lead on the final lap of the 2018 Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway gave rise to his catchphrase, “Slide job!” in his debut.
Earnhardt agreed to serve as the spokesperson for Bojangles Fried Chicken beginning in August 2020.
It’s rumored that Dale Earnhardt Jr. may retire from racing in 2020, or at the very least, won’t compete more than once a year.
His Personal Life
On New Year’s Eve 2016, Dale Earnhardt Jr. married his longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann in a North Carolina vineyard. The couple announced in October 2017 that they were expecting their first child. The birth of Isla Rose Earnhardt occurred on April 30, 2018. The couple announced in March 2020 that they are expecting their second child.
When he passes away, Earnhardt plans to donate his brain to science for concussion research.
As of April 2018, he has granted more than 250 wishes as a major supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In April 2019, Earnhardt’s mother Brenda passed away after a long battle with illness. She was 65 years old.
Earnhardt, his wife Amy, and their daughter Isla were aboard their Cessna when it crashed in 2019. The Earnhardts were on the aircraft with two pilots and their dog.
Minor injuries were received by three people. The NTSB determined that a portion of the landing gear disintegrated and a portion of the right wing struck the runway as the aircraft bounced twice before landing a third time with approximately 1,000 feet of the paved surface remaining. The Cessna crashed through a chain-link fence and landed on Tennessee State Route 91.
The plane crashed through a chain-link fence before landing on the side of Tennessee State Route 91.
Earnhardt is an avid supporter of the Washington football team, and he has been known to receive game updates during races.
Earnhardt collects crashed race vehicles, which he stores on his North Carolina farm. His 2014 Duck Commander 500 car was wrecked due to an impact with damp grass in the infield, which split a tyre open.
His Business Assets
In addition to his racing career, Earnhardt is also an entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Hammerhead Entertainment, a media production firm that he founded and through which he has launched several successful television series.
He is a partner in the Paducah International Raceway with a few other people. He’s got his own franchised restaurant chain, a car dealership, and a line of designer eyeglasses.
One of his private jets is a Learjet 60, and another is a Cessna Citation Latitude, among others. As the pilot was taking flight from a Tennessee airfield in August of the future, the Citation crashed. In spite of their ordeal, Dale and his loved ones made it through alive.
Dale Jr. Property
Early in 2020, Earnhardt offered his Key West, Florida property inspired by pirate ships for $3.7 million. In 2009, Earnhardt and his wife paid $2,4 million for the residence. The eccentric 3,300-square-foot home features five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, nautical-themed family areas with a fleet of wall-mounted model ships, and a wide covered deck and gazebo adjacent to the pool.
Earnhardt also has a 200-acre property in Mooresville, North Carolina.