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.
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's mother, Latane Brown, was Dale Earnhardt's first wife; the couple divorced when Kerry was only one year of age. Brown eventually married Jack Key, who adopted Kerry. Until he was 16, Kerry saw little of his biological father.
Neil married his first wife, Beth Lynn, in 1981; they divorced in 1985. In April 1987, Neil married Sharise Ruddell, a mud wrestler and fashion model. The couple had one daughter, Skylar, before divorcing in 1993.
Earnhardt had driven race cars in the early 1990s, he entered the racing world as a competitor in 1992 racing street stocks. That same season Earnhardt raced in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Earnhardt raced various tracks in 1993 including the East Carolina Motor Speedway near Robersonville, North Carolina and Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. He has scored 2 top 5s and 8 top 10s in 11 races, also was the 1992 Rookie of the Year.
Langley began his racing career racing modified cars in Virginia and Maryland in 1952. Langley came in to NASCAR as a Driver/Owner in 1954. In 1966 he partnered with Henry Woodfield and created Langley-Woodfield Racing. That same year Langley won the only two races of his long career. After the second race of the 1969 season, Langley and Woodfield split and Langley continued to run team on his own returning to the driver/owner role.
He won a pole and recorded 8 top 5s and 40 top 10s as well as 1994 Rookie of the Year Honors at his local track, Hickory Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series. Earnhardt's first NASCAR start came in the Busch Series at Myrtle Beach in 1998. After select Busch races in 1998 and 1999. Earnhardt raced in the ARCA series in 2000, and 2001. During this stint he won 4 of his 11 starts, with 7 top 5s and 8 top 10s.
On Monday, September 13, 1909, Myrtle was brought to Coquille for inspection. Some minor changes were anticipated, such as enlarging of the vessels wheel. Once these were effected, Myrtle 's owners, Captain Panter, and, from Myrtle Point, Engineer Kimes, planned to place the vessel on the run from Myrtle Point to Coquille, replacing the steamer Echo, which needed to be withdrawn from service for repairs.