Truex would go on to win the 2004 and 2005 Busch Series Championships. The following week in the Sprint All-Star Race, Earnhardt battled a tight handling car much of that night before finishing 7th. The win itself, however, was overshadowed by the last lap crash that saw Austin Dillon's car fly into the catch fence. Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners. On February 19, he won the first Budweiser Duel in what was his fourth triumph in the Budweiser Duels. Earnhardt played a part in recreating one Winston Cup milestone in 2000 when he competed with his father and half-brother Kerry in the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The following week for the Coca-Cola 600, Earnhardt lost an engine and finished 39th, giving him his first DNF since 2011. The following two weeks, Earnhardt would post of finishes of 6th at Charlotte and 4th at Dover heading into the summer months. He competed on the North and South Carolina short tracks driving a No. At Martinsville, he also ran inside the Top 20 until a tire-blowout made him get involved in a massive pileup that destroyed the front end of his car. He repeated that in another tweet, when someone asked if he played football/baseball Dale said, CelebHeights.com © Rob Paul 2004-2021. On November 29, 2012, it was announced that Earnhardt won the NMPA Most Popular Driver Award for the 10th consecutive year. Amy Reimann height is 5 feet 6 inches. Returning to Daytona for the Pepsi 400, Earnhardt Jr. made a comeback and had the dominant car of the race, leading 115 out of 160 laps. At Fontana the next week, he struggled throughout the race in the early stages, even being as low as 34th. His birth name is Dale Earnhardt Jr. and he is currently 46 years old. He is the son of Dale Earnhardt Sr., who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Earnhardt criticized Vickers for blocking him on the inside. He ended the season in the garage area at Homestead Miami Speedway in The Ford 400 after losing his brakes with just a few laps to go in the race. 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At Fontana, Earnhardt started mid-pack and after a couple of mistakes including a lengthy pit stop caused by missed lug nuts on a right rear tire, he came home in 2nd-place finish, assuming the points lead as a result of Brad Keselowski going off pace and falling back. 88, according to NASCAR archives, was driven by Ralph Earnhardt, his paternal grandfather, in 1957. There, he developed an in-depth knowledge of chassis setup and car preparation, while racing against his siblings. [38] Earnhardt would suffer a 23rd-place finish at Sonoma after being wrecked in a green-white-checkered finish, but was still able to cross the finish line intact and on the lead lap, continuing his streak of being the only driver to finish all races on the lead lap. At Martinsville, he led 79 laps and was leading with ten laps to go when a caution came out for a wreck between Kyle Larson and Marcos Ambrose. At Phoenix, he had his worst finish of the year, with a last place finish after a tire-blowout. Back at Pocono, Earnhardt was running in the 2nd position, but a break in the transmission sent the 88 to the garage, but he came back out 18 laps down and finished 32nd, due to rain that came and ended the race and a late race wreck involving Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Denny Hamlin. One month later on July 13, 2007, it was announced that his long-time primary sponsor Budweiser would not be with Earnhardt when he made the move to Hendrick. 8 car also appeared in Herbie: Fully Loaded in the final race where Herbie overtook him. 3 blue and yellow Wrangler Chevrolet (painted to pay tribute to his father and fans) and drove it to victory lane in the Nationwide Series Subway Jalepeño 250 at Daytona. [33] At the fall Talladega race, Earnhardt had a solid run, including leading several laps, before finishing in 11th place. 8 car in the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day to raise money for the families of military troops. The following week at Kansas, he finished 8th. BIOGRAPHY AND EARLY LIFE. At Dover, he finished 17th to make it to the next round. Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an American semi-retired professional stock car racing driver, team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC.How Well do you know about Dale Earnhardt Jr.? NASCAR racer who won the Busch Series Championship in 1998 and 1999 and the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. [99] In 2014, Earnhardt recorded an advertisement for America's Power, encouraging voter turnout for the U.S. elections that year. He's a team member, blogger and an NBC NASCAR analyst. At Auto Club, he finished 6th. At Talladega, Earnhardt started 28th and led for 31 laps. Dale Earnhardt Jr Family Members. This would result in a 40th-place finish. At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Earnhardt went a lap down early but recovered to earn a 7th-place finish. JR Motorsports also has a very successful regional late model program, with Josh Berry capturing the 2012 Motor Mile Championship in the Whelen All-American series. Earnhardt crossed the finish line 4th. He did not find much success after the Michigan win. [41] His first top ten finish after returning to the track was a seventh-place finish at Texas. 2020  A. Cindric, For the band formerly called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, "Earnhardt Jr., Stefanik, Farmer elected to Hall of Fame's Class of 2021", "NASCAR Sprint Cup: Sunday is Dale's Day as Earnhardt Jr. Wins Second Daytona 500", "Dale Earnhardt Jr. ends full-time racing career with 15th consecutive MPD Award", "All-Time NASCAR Cup Series Winners List - MRN", "Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Jr. and Kelley, dies at 65", Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Racing's Living Legacy, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. Drive Bio on Nascar.com", "Post-Talladega expletive costs Earnhardt", "Dale Jr.'s decision to drive the No. 88. 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