Fast Facts

  • Changed oil at his famous father's Chevy dealership for two years.
  • After he won his first NASCAR Busch circuit title, the Earnhardts became the first family with three generations of NASCAR champs.
  • Coauthored Driver #8, an account of his rookie year on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit.
  • Provided the voice of Junior in the 2006 animated film Cars.
  • Is a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins; has their scores relayed to him while he's racing.
  • In 2010, named favorite NASCAR (National Motorsports Press Association) driver for eighth straight year.
  • A souped-up version of his #88 car appears in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).


  • Dale Earnhardt — Father
  • Brenda Jackson — Mother
  • Kerry Earnhardt — Half Brother
  • Teresa Earnhardt — Stepmother
  • Kelley Earnhardt — Sister
  • Taylor Earnhardt Putnam — Half Sister
  • Amy Reimann — Wife


  • Mitchell Community College, Statesville, North Carolina, United States


  • Birth Name: Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Birth Place: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Race car driver

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