Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Stock Car Racing Driver + Team Owner + Sporting Figure
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NOTE: References to "Earnhardt", "he", and "him" refer to the subject of this article, unless otherwise specified. References to his father will include "Sr. " Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics 446 races run over 14 yearsCar no. , team No.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dale Earnhardt, Jr..

CHILDHOOD

1974 Birth Born on October 10, 1974.
1979 4 Years Old His first race car was a 1979 Monte Carlo that he co-owned with his older half-brother, Kerry Earnhardt. … Read More

TEENAGE

1994 19 Years Old While he did run various tracks during this time, Earnhardt primarily focused his efforts at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina and the East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, where he captured the pole for the Greenville Merchants 300 on October 28, 1994. … Read More

TWENTIES

1996 - 1998 3 More Events
1999 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1999, he drove in 5 Winston Cup races in the No. 8 Budweiser-sponsored Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and then in 2000, he went full-time in the Winston Cup series.
2000 was Earnhardt's breakout year in the Cup Series.
2001 - 2003 3 More Events
In 2004, Earnhardt won the Daytona 500, six years to the day after his father won his only title in the Great American Race (and 3 years after his father was killed in the 2001 race). … Read More

THIRTIES

Peter Rondeau, a Chance 2 employee who also helped Earnhardt win the Busch Series race at Bristol in August, became the crew chief for Earnhardt in 2005.
Long-time short track racer Shane Huffman drove Earnhardt's USAR Hooters ProCup car in 2006.
Earnhardt began the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season by finishing 32nd at the Daytona 500 as the result of a late race crash. … Read More
On September 19, the official announcement was made that Earnhardt would be driving the No. 88 Mountain Dew AMP/National Guard Chevrolet Impala for the 2008 season. … Read More
2009 34 Years Old …  Earnhardt ended 2009 winless, and finished a career low 25th in the standings.
On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Earnhardt qualified second overall for the 52nd Daytona 500 after losing the pole position to teammate Mark Martin. … Read More
He began the season by drawing the pole position at the 2011 Budweiser Shootout, where he finished 19th in the race. … Read More
…  At the 2012 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan, Earnhardt dominated the race, leading 95 laps, and won, snapping a 143-race winless streak, almost four years to the day after his last win on June 15, 2008. … Read More

FORTIES

For 2015, Earnhardt, Jr. also got a new sponsor in the form of Nationwide Insurance, replacing National Guard.
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