Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born on October 10, 1974 in Kannapolis North Carolina. åÊCalled just “Jr.” Earnhardt, Jr. also goes by “Little E.” and the “Pied Piper of Daytona” due to his success racing at the legendary race track.
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Jr’s maternal grandfather ,Robert Gee, was a stock car fabricator and his paternal grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, was himself a NASCAR driver like his son Dale Earnhardt, Sr. åÊEarnhardt, Jr. worked at his father’s dealership as a mechanic and earned an associates degree in automotive technology at Mitchell Community College. åÊHe is also an ardent Washington Redskins fan. åÊOften during races under caution Jr. will request that his team radio stats and scores for a Redskins game saying otherwise he can not concentrate on the race. åÊJr. says that his own fans tell him their week is ruined if he loses a race, and likewise Jr. claims that his own week is ruined if the Redskins lose.
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Getting a late start as a race car driver, Jr. attended the High Performance Driving School put on by Andy Hillenburg. åÊHe did not begin his race car career until he was 17 years old racing for the Street Stock Division. åÊHe owned a 1979 Monte Carlo for those early Street Stock races. åÊ2 years later at 19, he had improved enough as a driver to join the Late Model Stock Car Division. åÊHe focused on short tracks and car set-up to sharpen his skills. åÊIn 1996 and 1997 Jr. participated in nine Busch Series races as a part-time driver for Dale Earnhardt Inc or DEI his father’s team and Ed Whitaker the former CEO of General motors. åÊ
In 1998 he drove for the Busch Series full-time as a driver for DEI. åÊAmazingly he won the Busch Series Championships in 1998 and 1999. åÊAlso in 1998 he made his debut in the the Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup) part-time participating in one race. åÊIn 1999 he drove part-time in åÊ5 Winston Cup races. åÊIn 2000 he went full-time in the Winston Cup series. åÊAs a Winston Cup NASCAR driver, Jr. won his first race at the Texas Motor Speedway after only 12 starts. åÊThis officially broke the record held by his father for fewest starts by a driver to earn his first victory in NASCAR’s “modern era”. åÊRacking up the wins that first year he also became the first rookie ever to win the All-Star exhibition race.The following year after his first official full-time season in the Winston Cup, Jr’s åÊfather died in the final lap of the Daytona 500. åÊThe following season Jr. won an emotional victory at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona where his father was killed. åÊIn 2007 Jr. surprised everyone by moving to Hendrik Motor Sports citing that unless he could control DEI he would not be able to receive the necessary support there to win a championship. åÊSince 2007 Earnhardt has raced with Hendrick and overall in his NASCAR career has racked up 23 wins, 84 top 10’s, and 10 poles.Jr.’s net worth is estimated at nearly $300 million. åÊEarnhardt, Jr. is in an enviable position of being one of the most popular driver’s in NASCAR. åÊHe appeals to a younger crowd but also is NASCAR royalty. åÊEarnhardt has numerous endorsement deals, which go along with sponsorship but he also has endorsement deals outside of sponsorship including deals with Nationwide, Chevy, Wrangler, and Goody’s and more. åÊI’m sure you’ve seen the commercials. åÊ Jr.’s sales of merchandise to fan dominates compared to many other drivers. åÊIn 2013, Forbes also pegged Jr. as the highest paid NASCAR driver stating that he was paid approximately $12 million in winnings and approximately $13 million in endorsements in 2012. åÊJr. is expanding his empire. åÊHe teamed up with a snack goods manufacturer to launch a line of potato chips. åÊJr. also owns Hammerhead Entertainment, lends the moniker “a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speedway” race tracks builds he invests in, and co-owns Jr. Motorsports. åÊWithout a doubt Jr. likes to spend his money on cool and classic cars. åÊHe also enjoys a compound near Mooresville, NC where heåÊspends time withåÊhis friends near lake Norman.
How much is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Net Worth? $300 Million!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AWG6EHfU8cVideo Transcript:Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the son or the late Dale Earnhardt and Teresa Earnhardt. His father was killed in 2001 while racing in the Daytona 500. Earnhardt’s full name is Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He was born October 10, 1974. One of the sports teams that he enjoys watching is the Washington Redskins. He owns a Learjet as well as several cars. Earnhardt calls Mooresville, NC home. The driver is in a relationship with Amy Reimann, but he has never been married. Earnhardt, Jr. still races for Hendrick Motorsports. He has won two Daytona 500 races and is dominant on other super speedways, including Talladega. Since he has started racing, he has won the award for Most Popular Driver 12 times. Earnhardt, Jr. suffered a concussion in 2002 while racing in Fontana. It was unclear as to whether he would race the rest of the season or if he would get back behind the wheel of a car. The concussion didn’t stop him, and he moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008 to race with Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Khane. He has seen many successes on the track, including a few championship runs in recent years. Earnhart, Jr. is estimated to be worth $300 million. As he continues racing and continues to sell items like diecast cars, clothing and other sports memorabilia, his net worth is only expected to increase.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AWG6EHfU8c