Dale Earnhardt Jr, popularly known by the name Junior among his peers, is an accomplished racing car driver and team owner. Born in the most well known and respected American family in the car racing circuit, his interest in car racing emerged at an early age. The racer has won a number of prestigious accolades throughout his illustrious career.
Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Dale Earnhardt Jr
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born on 10th October in Kannapolis, North California, United States. Professionally he is known as Dale Jr., Junior or Dale Earnhardt Jr. He is a stock car racing driver.
Brenda Lorraine and Dale Earnhardt Sr. are his parents. Ralph was brought up in North California. He holds an American nationality and falls in white ethnicity.
Earnhardt went to a driving school by Andy Hillenburg. At the age of 17, he began his career in racing with his dad. In 1979 he had his first race car along with his half-brother named Kerry.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr's Professional Career
By his amazing performance, he caught the attention of a racing sponsor based in California, Rod Osterlund. For the 1979 season, the driver was signed to the first full-time Winston Cup contract.
Ralph became the first driver to win $200,000 by the end of the racing season. With the NASCAR’s prestigious Rookie of the Year honors, he was rewarded. Again, in the next year, he won his first NASCAR season points championship.
Ralph signed to race for the driver-turned-owner named Richard Childress after the Osterlund sold his team to JD in 1981. After 1983 he reunited with the Childress but before that, he spent two years with Bud Moore’s team.
In 1986, Ralph recorded five wins and a second Winston Cup championship after winning four races in the year 1985. He won 11 races as well as the third championship the next year.
As he won his fourth Winston Championship in the year 1990 Ralph’s success continued on the track. He claimed his seventh Cup Championship in 1994 after winning at the AC Delco 550 North Caroline. He topped $3 million marks in earning and became indisputably the king of the stock car racing for the third time in five years.
At an event in the year 1997, Ralph Earnhardt survived a harrowing crash. And he returned the following year in February. By breaking the winless streak of 59 straight races he won his first Daytona in 20 career starts. That season he finished eighth in points and in the subsequent season went to the pace seventh and second.
Dale Earnhardt Jr's Net Worth And Earnings
Currently, Dale Earnhardt Jr resides in Mooresville, NC. He has a lot of property and has also bought land in Ohio which shows he has earned a lot. He also has a high living standard which can be seen from his expensive clothes, shoes, and cars. The estimated net worth of Ralph is about $300 million, in 2019.
The accomplished car driver has also authored a book like Racing to the Finish: My Story which is priced $12.99 for Kindel and $15.07 for Hardcover.
Dale Earnhardt Jr's Wife, Baby, And Affair
Ralph Earnhardt got engaged on 17th June 2015 with his longtime girlfriend named Amy Reimann. The couple announced their marriage will be on the New Year’s Eve after winning his 14rh Most Popular Driver Award in the year 2016. At the Richard Childress’ Childress Vineyards at Lexington in North Carolina, the couple got married.
The accomplished car driver announced that he and his spouse Amy were expecting their first child, a daughter, in October 2017. And they welcomed thair, a baby girl named Isla Rose Earnhardt on April 30, 2018.
Ralph said in an interview that he likes to cook. He also added that he cooks a lot of meal when he does not have the race. He has also a collection of vinyl records and spends some of his time by listing to it. He also likes to watch television shows. He specifically likes The Office and Restaurant: Impossible.
Dale Earnhardt Jr's Age, Height, And Other Facts
- Dale Earnhardt Jr's age as of 2019 is 44 years.
- Height: he stands at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and his weight is 178.5 lb (81.0 kg).
- He holds American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is White.
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