Dale Earnhardt Jr Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $300 Million

ANNUAL SALARY: $26 Million

PROFESSION: American NASCAR Driver

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born in 1974 in North Carolina and is a stock car racing driver and team owner. He has an estimated net worth of $300 Million. 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 selected events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

CHILDHOOD AND CAREER

Earnhardt, Jr. was born to parents Dale Earnhardt Sr and Brenda Lorraine. His maternal grandfather, Robert Gee, Sr., was a NASCAR car builder.

Ralph began his racing career at the age of 17, by competing in the Street Stock division at Concord, North Carolina’s Motorsport Park. His first race car was a 1979 Monte Carlo. In 1998, he made his first appearance in the Winston Cup Series, at the exhibition race held in Motegi, Japan. In 2000, he went full-time in the Winston Cup Series.

Earnhardt, Jr. finished the 2001 season eighth in the points standings, with three wins, nine top-fives, and 15 top-10 finishes, as well as two Bud Poles. Time after time, Earnhardt Jr.’s proficiency as a car owner continued and he continued to win many other titles.

       

After 17 races in the 2006 season, Dale Jr. sat 3rd in the championship standings. After the 2007 season, Dale Jr. won the NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver award for the 5th consecutive time.

In 2008, Dale Jr. started the season by winning the 2008 Budweiser Shootout, which was also his first race for Hendrick. He finished the season 12th. On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Dale Jr. won the Most Popular Driver award for the 9th consecutive time. At the season finale of 2013, Dale Jr. finished 5th. In December, it was announced that Earnhardt had won the Most Popular Drive Award for the 11th consecutive time, breaking Bill Elliott’s record.

BUSINESS VENTURES

Dale Jr. owns Hammerhead Entertainment, a media production company that created and produces the TV show Back In The Day, which aired on SPEED. He has also opened a bar named Whiskey River, in North Carolina, in 2008. In 2013, Dale Jr. opened his own signature line of eyeglass frames while partnering with NY Eye Inc.

FILMS, TELEVISION, VOICE ACTING AND MORE

Dale Jr. was featured in the video Playboy: Celebrity Photographers where he photographed The Dahm Triplets. He has also appeared in the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Dale Jr. hosted Back in the Day which debuted on the Speed Channel in 2007. He has also been spotted in two episodes of MTV Cribs.

Dale Jr.’s voice featured in the video game Scarface: The world is Yours. His voice was also used for the character Chase Davis in an episode of the Disney Channel’s Handy Manny.

The band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is named after Earnhardt, Jr.

Dale Jr. appeared on the cover of EA Sports’ NASCAR Thunder 2003. He also appeared in the EA Sports video game, NASCAR Rumble in the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. as a guest driver.

Dale Jr. has had his fair share of popularity. When asked, he says that he has a lot of fans owing to his father Earnhardt Sr. Dale Jr. has been a part of films, television and music. He is a versatile man!

ASSETS

- Cleveland, N. C. Property

- #88 Handrick Motorsports

- 1967 Camaro, 1972 Camaro

PERSONAL LIFE

Earnhardt has always tried to keep his personal life as private as possible and said recently that he doesn’t plan to get married anytime soon. But he admits there are two women in his life that he talks to most. One is his sister, Kelley Earnhardt-Miller, who runs his JR Motorsports team and the other is his girlfriend. He is currently in a relationship with Amy Reimann. He has tried to be discreet about his personal affairs and so, not much could be reported about the same.

       

Dale Jr. is a Washington Redskins fan. He says that if the Redskins lose, it ruins his week.

FUN FACTS

- Dale Jr. is the only third generation NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Nationwide Title.

- He is really into Washington D.C.

- He is a history buff. He is planning a trip to Germany so that he could feel and make an even deeper connection with his family history.

- Dale Jr. helped design a Hot Wheels Car.

- He named his boat “SHESAHOOKER” to embarrass him mother!

FUN QUOTES

- “I’m just going to keep driving and have a good time doing it.”

- “I look for hot chicks in tube tops. You know, you people watch a lot. You talk to your crew to look busy. You look at people’s cars.”

- “I’m surprised. I bet you all are surprised. That’s the way it goes.”

- “That’s life. You’ve got to deal with it, good and bad. We’ll be all right, I mean, if we make the chase, we make it. If we don’t, we don’t.”

- “It’s been a long week.”

- “Fame is a lot of fun. Fame gets you to boxing matches, football games and cool stuff.”

- “We’ll find something else to run into each other with if it ain’t the front bumper.”

- “I was trying my hardest to follow all the rules.”

- “That is what they pay us the big money for.”

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