Dale Earnhardt

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 4: Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Dale Earnhard, Jr. pose together at the raceway in Daytona Beach, Florinda on February 4, 2001. The Earhnardts and Andy Pilgram earned second in the GTS category during the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. (Photo by ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt: 2021 Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Dale Earnhardt Sr. was the most prominent driver in American stock car racing. Even though he always did things the way they suited him, he was remarkable in the NASCAR world.

Beyond etching his name as a legendary driver in the history books of NASCAR, he was also popular as his own Brand name. Outside his remarkable career in the racing field, Earnhardt Sr. also raved in business. He named it Dale Earnhardt Inc. -  the team his son raced with.

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Dale Earnhardt Sr.: Stats and Championships

Earnhardt began his racing career in NASCAR, participating in the Winston Cup Series in 1975. He bagged the 1979 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year. Following this, he earned seven titles of the Winston Cup Series Champion for the NASCAR Cup Series.

In the NASCAR Cup Series, Earnhardt Sr. raced for 27 consecutive years. In the record of 676 races he subsequently achieved 76 victories, 22 Pole finishes, and 428 Top Tens.

At the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the maestro drove in 136 races. In the tenure of 13 years, he clinched 21 trophies, 7 pole positions, and 75 top ten finishes.

He won the IROC Championship four times and also won the 1998 Daytona 500.

Furthermore, Earnhardt Sr. triumphed over the Southern 500 three times; he has the same record at the Coca-Cola 600.

He was the winner of the maiden Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race as well as the Busch Series.

Dale Earnhardt also claimed the 2001 Winston Cup Series Most Popular Driver. He received the award of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers too.

In 2002, Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee; 2006, International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee; 2010, NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee; all three awards are under his collection.

Dale Earnhardt Sr: 2021 Net Worth

The accurate worth of Earnhardt Sr. is not available. However, at the time of his death, his approximate net worth was $70 million. If calculated at present, his net Worth will rise more than $100 million.

He has a long list of assets and properties along with his firm left for his kins.

Dale Earnhardt Sr: Foundations and Charity

Earnhardt Sr. has profoundly contributed to the field of philanthropy.

He helped in preserving wildlife and the environment. He further participated in lending help to the unprivileged children and their education.

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation still runs in his name to continue the legacy. It supports the needy through funds and sponsorships too.

Dale Earnhardt Sr.: Family

Earnhardt Sr. was born on April 29, 1951. He was the third child of Martha and Ralph Earnhardt. His father was a racer in NASCAR too.

At the early age of 17, Dale tied the knot with Latane Brown for the first time in 1968. The couple conceived their first child, Kerry, in the following year.

After his first divorce, he got married to Brenda Gee. The couple further gave birth to two children - Kelley King Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Soon after their son was born, the couple split. Wedding bells rang for the last time in 1982 as he read vows to Teresa Houston. The couple had their daughter in 1982, Taylor Nicole Earnhardt.

Earnhardt Sr. passed away on February 18, 2001, in an accident.

Dale Earnhardt Sr: Quick Facts

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DATE OF BIRTHApril 29, 1951
EXPIREDFebruary 18, 2001 (49)
CAUSE OF DEATHBasilar Skull Fracture (in an accident while racing)
HEIGHT6’1’’
NATIONALITYGerman-American
MARITAL STATUSMarried (thrice)
SPOUSELatane Brown (M-1968)

Brenda Gee (M-1971)

Teresa Houston (M-1982)

 

KIDS4-Kerry, Kelley King Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Taylor Nicole Earnhardt
CHAMPIONSHIPS7
NET WORTHAbove $70 Million