1st Jan 70
Born in: United States
Marital status: Single
Hammerhead Entertainment/ Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speedway
Born Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $300 million. Earnhardt, Jr., son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. is an American stock car racing driver and team owner.
Earnhardt, Jr. began his racing career at the late age of 17 with his dad Dale Earnhardt, competing in the Street Stock division at Concord, North Carolina's Motorsport Park.
In 2000, Earnhardt, Jr. competed for the Raybestos NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award in 2000 and had his first win in the DirecTV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
In 2001, Earnhardt, Jr. took his second restrictor plate win as he won the EA Sports 500 at Talladega where he earned a Winston No Bull 5 $1 million bonus.
In 2003, Earnhardt, Jr., scored a victory at Phoenix in October, recording a career best 3rd place effort in the standings, with 13 top-five and 21 top-ten finishes. He also took home the NMPA Most Popular Driver award for the first time in his career.
On September 9, 2006, Earnhardt, Jr. made it to the 2006 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup after finishing 17th in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
On May 27, 2007, Dale Jr. rode a camouflage No. 8 car in the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day to raise money for the families of military troops. On August 5, 2007, Dale Jr. earned his first pole position in a race since 2002 at Pocono Raceway.
In 2008, Earnhardt started the season by winning the 2008 Budweiser Shootout a non-points paying exhibition. On the same year, Earnhardt Jr. won his 6th consecutive NASCAR most popular driver award after he set a NASCAR record for merchandise sales.
On February 6, 2010, Earnhardt Jr. qualified second overall for the 52nd 2010 Daytona 500 after losing the pole position to teammate Mark Martin. He started 1st in the Gatorade Duel No. 2 on Thursday, February 11, 2010.
On Friday March 5, 2010, he won the pole for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and now holds the record for fastest recorded qualifying time of 28.76 in a Car of Tomorrow at 192.8 mph (310.3 km/h).
On July 2, 2010, Dale raced the No. 3 blue and yellow Wrangler Chevrolet and drove it to victory lane in the Nationwide Series Subway Jalepeño 250 at Daytona. On December 2, 2010 Dale Jr. won the NMPA Most Popular Driver award for the 8th consecutive time.
On February 13, he earned his first pole position at Daytona International Speedway, as well as his first at a track that uses restrictor plates. On December 1, 2011, Dale Jr. won the Most Popular Driver award for the 9th consecutive time.
On November 29, 2012, Dale Jr. won the NMPA Most Popular Driver Award for the 10th consecutive year.
As of 2013, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has his own signature line of eyeglass frames, partnering with NY Eye Inc.