Kerry Earnhardt
American stock car racing driver
Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry Dale Earnhardt is a former NASCAR driver and the eldest son of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr.. He is the half-brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup star Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is also the older half-brother of Kelly Earnhardt and Taylor Nicole Earnhardt. He is also the oldest stepson of Teresa Earnhardt. He is employed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a consultant, specializing in driver development.
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Bobby Dale Earnhardt Busted For DUI
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Racer Bobby Dale Earnhardt apologized to fans, friends and family on Tuesday following his arrest in West Virginia on a drunken driving charge. "I wanted to let you all know I made a terrible mistake last night drinking and driving and I am thankful nothing bad happened from my stupidity and I know It could have," Earnhardt wrote in a post on his Facebook page. "I'm sorry for letting all my fans friends and family down," said Earnhardt. The 25-year-old is the son of Kerry Earnhardt, nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt said that he hopes he can "make it up to each and everyone of you and in the future be a good role model." A Charleston police officer pulled Earnhardt's vehicle over Monday night after seeing it make a wide left turn at a high rate of speed, with the tires squealing through the turn. Earnhardt was charged with first-offense driving under the influence, a misd ...
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Casey Roderick To Make NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut With Spraker Racing - PaddockTalk
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Clay Campbell, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr., PJ Jones, Alex Kennedy, Brandon McReynolds, Steve Park, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Casey Roderick, Michelle Theriault, Darrell Waltrip
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TRUCKS: Jeffrey Earnhardt To Run Grand-Am, Use No. 15 - SPEEDtv.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jeffrey Earnhardt is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt... Jeffrey Earnhardt has competed in four Camping World Truck Series races this year for Rick Ware Racing. (Photo: LAT Photographic) Jeffrey Earnhardt,
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Trevor Bayne knows there's a 'big learning curve' g - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
"I thought it was great to see him win the Daytona 500,'' Frederick said after going through an autograph line that included Kerry Earnhardt, the oldest son of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. "Even though I'm a Chevrolet guy, I was happy for him
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Trevor Bayne back in area for Race Night event - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Joining Bayne will be announcer Dr. Jerry Punch, Nationwide driver Fain Skinner, NASCAR artist Sam Bass and former driver Kerry Earnhardt. Race Night is from 4 to 8:30 pm Food and music are included. The Food City 250 Nationwide race is Friday at
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Randy Hill Racing Teams With Spraker - GlobeNewsWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Clay Campbell, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr., PJ Jones, Alex Kennedy, Brandon McReynolds, Steve Park, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Michelle Theriault, Darrell Waltrip and Smokey Yunick
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Practice for Nationwide race provides plenty of action - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
There is an Earnhardt on the entry list, though — Jeffery Earnhardt, son of former driver Kerry Earnhardt, Dale Jr.'s older brother. Also entered is Tallahassee's Ricky Carmichael, the former motocross champion who learned his stock car racing chops
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Three of the most influencial drivers in NASCAR: Fan's take - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Ralph Earnhardt is the father of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., grandfather to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kerry Earnhardt and great grandfather to Jeffery Earnhardt. Ralph Earnhardt was a NASCAR champion and he built his own cars. He inspired his son,
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50 Kids Who Grew Up in the Shadows of Their Famous Fathers, Sports Legends - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Kerry Earnhardt also raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He has seven races to his credit, but nothing to show for it, not finishing four of those times. Kerry also raced in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. Today, he is an advisor to
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DJ Shaw Delivers Season Best For Spraker Racing, Gresham Up Next - PaddockTalk
Google News - over 5 years
Motorsports Park is set for this Saturday, June 11 with a set liftoff at 8:30 pm The event will be tape-delayed on SPEED airing June 16 at 6:00 pm Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Clay Campbell, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr.,
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Spraker Racing Announces K&N Berth For Martinsville Speedway President Campbell - PaddockTalk
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr., PJ Jones, Alex Kennedy, Brandon McReynolds, Steve Park, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Michelle Theriault, Darrell Waltrip and Smokey Yunick are just some
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TRUCKS: Weekly NASCAR News And Notes - SPEEDtv.com
Google News - over 5 years
Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, started the year driving in the Camping World Truck Series for Rick Ware Racing. The fourth-generation driver ran four races for Ware earlier this year before losing sponsorship
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NNS: Jeffrey Earnhardt To Run Charlotte - SPEEDtv.com
Google News - over 5 years
Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, started the year driving in the Camping World Truck Series for Rick Ware Racing. They ran four races before they lost sponsorship for the truck. The No
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DJ Shaw, Ryan Lynch To Pilot Spraker Racing Enterprises Entries At Iowa Speedway - PaddockTalk
Google News - almost 6 years
Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr., PJ Jones, Alex Kennedy, Brandon McReynolds, Steve Park, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Michelle Theriault, Darrell Waltrip and Smokey Yunick are just some
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Another Generation of Earnhardt Grabs the Wheel
NYTimes - over 8 years
Jeffrey Earnhardt was 5 years old when his grandfather bought him a go-kart to race around a parking lot. But his grandfather, the Nascar star Dale Earnhardt, did not tell him how to drive it. ''I ended up running right into the fence, and I was scared to get back on,'' Jeffrey Earnhardt recalled. ''Him and my dad both kept telling me to get back
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AUTO RACING; In Nascar Numerology, No. 3 Means Earnhardt
NYTimes - over 11 years
There is an old joke about how children in the South are taught to count: one, two, Earnhardt, four, five and so on. No need to say three. Dale Earnhardt won six of his seven titles while driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, immortalizing his number in the hearts of devoted fans. Although Earnhardt was killed in a crash on the
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NYTimes - almost 12 years
AUTO RACING NASCAR -- Fined Bob Temple, crew chief for Robby Gordon, $50,000 and docked car owner Jim Smith 25 championship points for an unapproved intake manifold. Fined Michael McSwain, crew chief for Ricky Rudd, $25,00, suspended crew member Marc Smith until March 31 and docked Rudd 25 championship points and Glen Wood 24 owner points for an
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AUTO RACING; In a Race of All-Stars, Kenseth Shines the Brightest
NYTimes - over 12 years
Matt Kenseth is not as flashy as Dale Earnhardt Jr., and there is no question which driver is more popular with the fans. But ever since those two joined Nascar's top series in 2000, Kenseth has quietly been more successful. Kenseth, who won the series championship last season, is now $1 million richer after capturing the Nascar Nextel All-Star
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AUTO RACING; Kerry, the Other Earnhardt, Is Coming On
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was assigned a stall at the farthest end of pit road for a Nascar Busch Grand National race last week. Race fans soon found out, and the area behind his crew's tools and spare tires quickly became jammed. Earnhardt is the rock star of stock cars. A velvet rope should be used in the pits to separate the workers from the gawkers.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kerry Earnhardt
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 41
    He is the half-brother of current Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was employed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a consultant, specializing in driver development, until 2011.
    More Details Hide Details His younger son, Jeffrey Earnhardt, began racing for DEI in 2007, and currently competes in the Sprint Cup Series. Kerry is known for his physical similarity to his father. Kerry's mother, Latane Brown, was Dale Earnhardt's first wife; the couple divorced when Kerry was only one year of age. Brown eventually married Jack Key, who adopted Kerry. Until he was 16, Kerry saw little of his biological father.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    His last appearance in a national touring series was the NNS' Subway Jalapeño 250 on July 3, 2009 at Daytona International Speedway driving the No. 31 car for Rick Ware Racing.
    More Details Hide Details Kerry drove one of his father's original race cars, a No. 3 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    In December 2007, he announced, in a year-end letter to his fans on his website, kerryearnhardtonline.com, that he had retired as a competitive driver.
    More Details Hide Details He is still an active test driver for DEI, and occasionally drove in the Nationwide Series (NNS).
  • 2006
    Age 36
    For the 2006 season, Earnhardt signed with ThorSport Racing and drove the No. 13 Chevrolet the full season with occasional sponsorship from the National Pork Board.
    More Details Hide Details His best finish of the season was an 11th at Nashville and Las Vegas. At the conclusion of the season, Kerry and ThorSport Racing went their separate ways.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    In the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, he won the pole for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 in 2005, but he lost his ride after 2 races due to lack of sponsorship.
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    His highest finish was a 17th-place run at Talladega in the 2005 Aaron's 499.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    In 2004 and 2005, he raced in six Nextel Cup races, for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 33 car.
    More Details Hide Details All six starts were restrictor plate races (Daytona and Talladega).
  • 2003
    Age 33
    In the 2003 Winston Cup season, Kerry Earnhardt drove the No. 83 Hot Tamales Chevrolet for FitzBradshaw, but failed to qualify for every race he attempted. 2004 Earnhardt made 8 starts in the West Series, scoring 2 Top-5's, and 5 Top-10's.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    His 2002 run for FitzBradshaw Racing in the Busch Series was one of only two full season in any of NASCAR's Big 3 series (Cup, Busch, and Truck), and he finished 22nd in the points.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 3 top 5s and 6 top 10s.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    In 2001, the same year his father was killed at Daytona, Earnhardt was involved in a massive crash.
    More Details Hide Details On October 4, Earnhardt was racing an ARCA race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. At Lap 63 of 67, Earnhardt had to dodge a lapped car by hitting his brakes, which caused Blaise Alexander's No. 75 to catch up to Earnhardt's No. 2. Alexander began to inch into the lead when Earnhardt's car made contact with Alexander's, sending Alexander's car head-on into the wall and back into Earnhardt's car causing Earnhardt to flip over onto his roof and slide into the grass. Earnhardt managed to climb out by himself. However a red flag flew for Alexander and seconds later the race director called it official which gave Earnhardt the victory. Alexander was pronounced dead in the in-field care center at 10:20 p.m.
  • 2000
    Age 30
    In 2000 Earnhardt made his Winston Cup debut at Michigan driving for Marcis Auto Racing, racing against his father Dale Earnhardt, and half-brother Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He wrecked out of the race on lap 5.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first of his seven Cup series starts.
    Earnhardt raced in the ARCA series in 2000, and 2001.
    More Details Hide Details During this stint he won 4 of his 11 starts, with 7 top 5s and 8 top 10s.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    He and wife René married in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Kayla. From their previous marriages, Kerry has two sons, Bobby and Jeffrey, and René has a daughter, Blade. Bobby Earnhardt currently races in the ARCA Truck Series out of Charleston, West Virginia and won the ARCA Truck Series Rookie of the Year. He has also raced dirt and asphalt late model cars over the past couple years. Jeffrey Earnhardt currently races in the Sprint Cup Series and marks a fourth generation of Earnhardts in professional motorsports. key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.) key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
  • 1998
    Age 28
    Earnhardt's first NASCAR start came in the Busch Series at Myrtle Beach in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details After select Busch races in 1998 and 1999.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    He won a pole and recorded 8 top 5s and 40 top 10s as well as 1994 Rookie of the Year Honors at his local track, Hickory Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    He has scored 2 top 5s and 8 top 10s in 11 races, also was the 1992 Rookie of the Year.
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    Earnhardt had driven race cars in the early 1990s, he entered the racing world as a competitor in 1992 racing street stocks.
    More Details Hide Details That same season Earnhardt raced in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Earnhardt raced various tracks in 1993 including the East Carolina Motor Speedway near Robersonville, North Carolina and Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on December 8, 1969.
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