Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an American professional stock car racing driver and champion team owner. Professionally he is known as Dale Jr. or Junior. He is the son of famous Dale Earnhardt Sr.(NASCAR Hall of Fame). Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 71st World’s Highest-Paid Athletes(2016). His success at Daytona International Speedway has given him the nickname Pied Piper. From 2003 to 2016 he has won the Most Popular Driver Award fourteen times consecutively. Nowadays in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he drives the No. 88 Chevrolet SS car. At the age of 17 years, Ralph began his racing career.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Biography and Family
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born on 10th October 1974, in Kannapolis, North Carolina to Brenda Lorraine and Dale Earnhardt Sr.(The Intimidator). His father is the famous stock car racing driver, team owner and known as one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR history of car racing.
Ralph has part German ancestry. His maternal grandfather Robert Gee was a NASCAR car builder. He is also the grandson of NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt Sr. Dale Jr.’s nickname is Little E. His older sister is Kelly. His height is 6’0’’. Earnhardt got married to Amy Riemann at Lexington, North Carolina.
Education: After his schooling, he went to Mitchell Community College to get an associate degree in automotive technology, and he worked as a mechanic at his father’s dealership. Dale also attended college and earned an automotive degree of 2 years from Mooresville, in North Carolina.
ale Earnhardt Jr. Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $335 Million US Dollars
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an American professional stock car racing driver who has a net worth of $ 335 million US dollars as of 2017. Estimation of his worth comes from his racing career. Throughout his career, he has earned the nickname “Pied Piper.” He has won the Daytona 500 ten years apart from 2004 to 2014. Some of his achievements are –
Busch Series Champion – 1998 & 1999
Daytona 500 Winner – 2004 & 2014
The Winston Winner – 2000
Budweiser Shootout Winner – 2003 & 2008
Can-Am Duel Winner – 2003, 2004, 2008, 2015 & 2016
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Assets
Dale owns several luxurious apartments and commercial properties. He has a home in Mooresville, North Carolina which is located 200 acres. It is featured with his passion, sport of racing with a track. His house also features a golf course, pool, and vintage 1960’s Union 76 gas station.
Other than his house he has more than 30 race cars many of them are from JR Motorsports. Dale has a race shop in Mooresville.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Business Model
Other than his racing career he has some outside business interests. He has interests in ownership stakes in a race track. He also has a media production company and two auto dealerships in Florida. He has featured in Playboy: Celebrity Photographs (video) in 2003 and he appeared in a film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. In an episode of Disney channel’s Handy Manny, his voice was used. Ralph owns Hammerhead Entertainment. He has a partnership with a group of investors who are building Alabama Motorsports Park(Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speedway). In 2008 he opened a bar, Whiskey River in Charlotte. In 2012 he came to automobile dealer business in Florida.
Dale’s personal endorsement partners are Axalta, Goody’s, Chevrolet, TaxSlayer, and Wrangler.
Dale’s love for animals is now no secret for the modern generation. Around his property different species are available from his dog to American Bison – Laverne.
Dale’s first day back at the track for NASCAR competition has been marked on 13th February 2017.
Ralph Dale Earnhardt’s success gave him a higher profile. He is also the co-owner of JR Motorsports. He became the sport’s biggest star and also the merchandise seller. In 2015 he won NASCAR’s most popular driver. Dale has a vast and enthusiastic fan base. He owns a race car team, JR Motor sports in Xfinity Series. He was proud of his father and what he meant in his life, but Earnhardt also wanted to be known for his success.