Race Day Ready Facts About The Life Of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

From the day he was born, Dale Earnhardt Jr. seemed destined to become a prominent stock car racer. His father, Dale Sr., is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time. His Grandfather and Half-Brother were stock car drivers as well.

Dale Jr. has been no slouch in his own career, winning the Daytona 500 on two separate occasions. He’s also made his mark in other ways, by owning his own race team and not being afraid to speak his mind about the things he is passionate about.

A Family Tradition

dale earnhardt jr's passion for racing runs in the family
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It isn’t all that hard to figure out that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the son of legendary NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt. His father was a racing legend at the time of death in 2001 but wasn’t the only family member involved in stock car racing.

Dale Jr.’s Grandfather was also a racer who participated in NASCAR during the 1950s and 1960s. Earnhardt Jr.’s brother, Kerry was also a driver on the circuit. His sister, Kelley co-owns JR Motorsports alongside her brother.