Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a former stock car racing driver from the United States. He is a champion team owner and is also nicknamed as the “Pied Piper”. He had won several titles and started his career when he was just 17. Earnhardt retired in 2017 with a total of 26 wins. His father is Dale Earnhardt Sr., who himself is an accomplished NASCAR driver. Here is a quick summary about the net worth of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the son of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Brenda Lorraine. He was born in North Carolina’s Kannapolis on October 10, 1974. His grandfather is Ralph Earnhardt Sr.
Following his school, Ralph attended the Mitchell Community College to study automotive technology. At the same time, he also used to work as a mechanic at the dealership of his father.
In 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. married Amy Reimann. The couple married after dating each other for a long time. The couple’s first child (a daughter) is expected to be born in May 2018. All his siblings are associated with the same sport.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1979, Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced his first car race. When he was 19, he already became a professional and competed in several events. In 1994, he captured the Greenville Merchants 300’s pole. From 1996 to 1997, he competed in 9 Busch Series races. A year later, he became full-time in the Busch Series for his father’s team.
In 1998 and 1999, he won the NASCAR Busch Series Championship. Following that, he became full-time in the Winston Cup series. His first win of 2000 was at the Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt had a very successful 2002 season, and he won the Daytona 500 in 2004.
He later went on to win the NEXTEL Cup. He finished 7th at the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 in 2006. He also finished 7th at the Bristol Motor Speedway in 2007. The same year, he left Dale Earnhardt Inc. and joined Hendrick Motorsports.
Earnhardt began the 2008 season by winning the Budweiser Shootout. After a gap of ten years, he again won the Daytona 500 in 2014. He finished 9th at the Sprint Unlimited.
He has also competed in the Xfinity Series and International Race of Champions. Outside of motorsports, he has appeared in two video games. He has also hosted the radio show ‘Sirius XM Sports Nation’.
From 2013 to 2017, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been named as the Most Popular Driver for fifteen consecutive years. He has won several career titles and has finished in the top position on many occasions. Further, he has won the Daytona 500 twice in his career.
Net worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Dale Earnhardt Jr. is more than $400 million. He has been participating in various events from a very young age. He has won several events like Can-Am Duel, Busch Series, and Winston. Dale has also appeared in several music videos and has also voiced the film ‘Cars’. In 2018, he will be on the broadcasting team of NASCAR on NBC. He is the owner of Hammerhead Entertainment and his own line of the eyeglass frame. He co-owns the restaurant’s Wings and Whiskey River Beer.
He is a fan of the Washington Redskins. He owns many wrecked race cars. Some of the cars owned by him are 2012 Daytona 500, 2014 5-hour Energy 400, and 2014 Duck Commander 500.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the most successful race car drivers in the world. He has also appeared in many television shows and films. He has ventured into several professions and has been active in his career from a very young age. He is an influential person with millions of fans across the globe.