45 years old (Born on October 10, 1974)
American stock car racing driver, team owner, and sporting figure; He is famous from Daytona.Has 12 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victories. The most of any driver who has entered the NEXTEL Cup Series within the last four years. 2-Time NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Champion Scored his first Daytona victory just 5 months after his father was killed there in the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Jackie Chan, Brooke Shields, A.V.T. Shankardass, Jerry Lewis, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Darrell Waltrip, Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela. Has one older half-brother, Kerry (from dad's first marriage); one older sister, Kelley (second marriage); one younger half-sister, Taylor Nicole (third marriage).
Dale Earnhardt Jr's Best Moments
Fun Facts About Dale Earnhardt Jr
Owner of the #8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet piloted by Martin Truex, Jr. in Busch Series competition.
First Rookie to win "The Winston" All-Star Event
He's named after his paternal grandfather and father, both NASCAR racers. His father started DEI (Dale's place of employment) and his stepmother now owns it. His 2000-2004 crew included two uncles and a cousin (Danny Earnhardt, Tony Eury Sr, and Tony Eury Jr)
Beat out Jeff Gordon to win 2005 NASCAR's Sexiest Driver (an event by FOX that the fans voted on every week)
His mother's name is Brenda; his stepmother is Teresa Earnhardt
On February 15, 2004 he won the Daytona 500. His father won that race six years prior on the same day.
Is second in Talladega victories with 5, trailing only Dale Sr., who had 10 victories at the track.
Only driver in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup history to pull off a Bristol Sweep in one weekend (won both busch and cup race). [August 2004]
Finished the 2001 Daytona 500 in second place behind team mate Michael Waltrip; it was the same race his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in.
Son of legendary 7-time Winston Cup champion, Dale Earnhardt
Grandson of dirt track racing legend Ralph Earnhardt.
Entering July 2003, had won the following races in Winston Cup - 2000 Texas 500 and Richmond 400, 2001 Firecracker 400, Delaware 400, and EA Sports 500, 2002 Alabama and EA Sports 500s at Talladega, 2003 Alabama 500.
Made People's 2002 50 Most Eligible Bachelors list.
Brother of Nascar driver Kerry Earnhardt.
Joins the Allisons (Bobby and Davey Allison) and the Pettys (Lee and Richard Petty) as the third father and son combination to win the Daytona 500.
He is going to be racing a #3 Monte Carlo in two Busch Cup races for the 2002 season.
Has one older sister, Kelly; one younger half-sister, Taylor Nicole; one older half-brother, Kerry.
Burned in a Corvette race at Sonoma; started the next two race still in bandages, but was unable to complete either. John Andretti and Martin Truex Jr were his substitute drivers.
Became first driver since Bill Elliott at Michigan 1985-6 to win four straight races on one superspeedway, doing so at Talladega October 2001 through April 2003.