Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (born October 10, 1974); known professionally as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Dale, Jr. or just Junior; is an American professional stock car racing driver and champion team owner. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
He is also the grandson of both NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt and stock car fabricator Robert Gee, the brother of Kelley Earnhardt-Miller, the half-brother of former driver Kerry Earnhardt, the uncle of driver Jeffrey Earnhardt, the stepson of Teresa Earnhardt, and the older half-brother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt-Putnam.
Kerry Dale Earnhardt (born December 8, 1969) is a former NASCAR driver and the elder son of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt. He is the half-brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup star Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is also the older half-brother of Kelley Earnhardt and Taylor Nicole Earnhardt. He is also the older stepson of Teresa Earnhardt (Dale Earnhardt's wife and Tommy Houston's niece).
He is employed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a consultant, specializing in driver development. His younger son, Jeffrey Earnhardt, began racing for DEI in 2007. Kerry is known for his physical similarity to his father.
Earnhardt's success at Daytona International Speedway throughout his career, has earned him the nickname "Pied Piper" of Daytona. He is a two-time Daytona 500 winner, having won the race exactly 10 years apart (2004 and 2014), and has won the Most Popular Driver Award twelve times (consecutively from 2003–2014). He has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Ron Dennis was placed at number 648 in the Sunday Times Rich List 2006 with a net worth of £90 million, however The Times put his wealth at £200 million in 2009. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2011, Dennis' net worth is estimated to be £177m. In April 2014, it was stated he had a net worth of approx. £300m ($513m). His net worth grew in 2014 when he purchased McLaren Group.
He currently drives the No. 88 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro for his own team, JR Motorsports, in select events in the Xfinity Series. He had previously driven the No. 8 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI), his father's team.
Chance 2 was founded in 2003 by Teresa Earnhardt, widow of Dale Earnhardt, and Earnhardt's son Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The team name originates from Chance Racing, the team Earnhardt, Sr. founded for his children Kerry, Kelley, and Dale Jr. which was the precursor to Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Earnhardt was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the son of Brenda Lorraine (née Gee; born January 2, 1952) and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. His maternal grandfather, Robert Gee, Sr., was a NASCAR car builder. He is of part German ancestry.
Earnhardt's win was the first NASCAR national series win for All Star Racing, owned by Charlotte auto dealer Rick Hendrick and car builder Robert Gee (whose daughter ironically had divorced Earnhardt; Earnhardt's younger son is the grandson of Gee).