Dale Earnhardt Jr and His Daughter’s Adorable Moment Is the Nicest Thing You’ll See Today

Published 05/02/2021, 9:40 AM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JUNE 30: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on June 30, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)


Dale Earnhardt Jr comes from a proud and rich racing pedigree, starting from his father. Now, he is all set to train the next generation of Earnhardts to succeed him and carry on the flag. To be precise, he bought a go-kart for his daughter Isla on her third birthday.

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Needless to say, little Isla loved her birthday present. She even asked whether she could head to the racetrack, to her parents’ amusement. The child also got the number 7 as her first racing number and took the go-kart for a spin for the first time. Obviously, she wore a helmet, as Dale Jr probably wanted to cultivate the habit early on.

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Truthfully , it is a touch too early for her to think about actually racing. On the other end of the scale, does she really want to follow in the tire marks of her father and late grandfather? Whatever the case, Isla Earnhardt definitely enjoyed her first taste of racing.

Dale Earnhardt Jr could be the latest to join the father-child racing club

It is worth mentioning that Dale Jr is hardly the first NASCAR driver to train his heir. He himself joined the club with his father, Dale Sr. Other drivers in the modern era include Clint and Cash Bowyer, Kevin and Keelan Harvick, Kyle and Brexton Busch, and Joey and Hudson Logano.

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Already, Cash, Keelan, and Brexton have entered the racing scene in earnest. Meanwhile, Hudson Logano was still in the training phase, though he has a different career path in mind. It is also interesting to note that Kevin Harvick also helped his daughter, Piper dip a toe into the world of racing.

LOUDON, NH – JUNE 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 27, 2010 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

All that Dale Earnhardt Jr can do right now is nurture little Isla’s racecraft. Though the rest is up to her, whether she wants to pursue a racing career. Since she is only three years old, there is plenty of time for her to make her decision.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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