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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Biography

Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Birth Place:
Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Race Car Driver

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)