Dale Earnhardt Jr.


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  • Birth Name: Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Birth Place: Kannapolis, NC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/10/1974, Libra
  • Profession: Race car driver
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Back on Track for NASCAR Glory

Dale Earnhardt Jr. rode into Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway on June 8, enjoying what is looking a lot like the best season of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career. His triumph in that race was his second of the season, meaning he'd already won as many races this year as he had the seven previous seasons combined. And with this year's points system favoring wins much more than consistency, Earnhardt is now a lock to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff that begins in September.

Earnhardt is grateful in his celebration. "[When I] thank those guys on my team, I really mean it," he says of his crew. "Especially Steve Letarte — this is his last year."

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NASCAR Revs Up for New Season at the Daytona 500

NASCAR is all abuzz with what's new, from yet another revised points system — meant to give the final race of the season more of a "playoffs" feel — to the return to competition of Dale Earnhardt's No. 3 car (driven by Rookie of the Year candidate Austin Dillon). But even as the Daytona 500 kicks off a fresh season on Sunday, teams still have to contend with the same old leader — the sport's formidable six-time and defending champion: "The road to the Sprint Cup championship any year goes through Jimmie Johnson," says Fox NASCAR commentator Mike Joy. "That's who you have to beat."

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VIDEO: Race to the Finish

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Race to the Finish
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Aired: 6/30/2013

At the Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia, three couples, Rob and Amy Bagby, Jennifer and Tommy Duncan, and Tommy and Lisa Houston race their way to barbeque supremacy. The winner joins special guest Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in pit row. watch


NASCAR on FOX: Crazy 88's
Talladega Nights Scene: Tough Love
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky
McReynolds: Jr. ready for Daytona

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2011 Daytona 500 TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2006 Talladega Nights Movie, Actor - Himself
2005 Michael Waltrip Celebrity Poker Tournament TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Uncut TV Show Series, Guest
2004 NASCAR Drivers TV Show Series, Subject (person only)

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Cleveland Show Exclusive Sneak Peek: Driving Miss Donna, Courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The Cleveland Show feels the need for speed!

On the March 17 episode, Cleveland (voiced by Mike Henry) convinces Donna (voiced by Sanaa Lathan) to unwind with a few drinks during her ...
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Exclusive: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart Guesting on The Cleveland Show

The Cleveland Show feels the need for speed.

NASCAR stars Dale Earnhart Jr., Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart will guest-voice on the Fox series next season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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In the episode, Cleveland (voiced Mike Henry) convinces Donna (voiced Sanaa Lathan) to lighten up ...
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Shaq's New Ways to Attack

Let's just say that Shaquille O'Neal is looking to expand his horizons. In addition to squaring off against opponents in traditional sports like boxing (against Sugar Shane Moseley) and golf ...
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NASCAR's Top 12 Set for Chase and Letterman Pit Stop

NASCAR's "regular season" ended Sunday, and the 12-man field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. The 10-race postseason begins with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 pm/ET, ABC).

The dozen drivers in contention for the 2008 title are: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth. The Chasers will present a special "Top 12" on Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday (Sept. 9, 11:35 pm/ET, CBS). read more

Behind the Scenes With Dale Jr. in Victory and Defeat

"It's fun to be able to tear down my house," says Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he rides high on a bulldozer and eats into his old home. It's a typically fun, out-there moment from one of the final two episodes of Dale Jr. - Shifting Gears, a five-part documentary series about NASCAR's most popular driver. Episode 4 premieres Tuesday (July 22, 7 pm/ET, ESPN) and the finale is Friday (July 25, 7 pm/ET, ESPN). read more


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