Dale Earnhardt Net Worth

Dale Earnhardt Net Worth is
$70 Million

Dale Earnhardt Biography

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001) was an American race car driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. Earnhardt began his career in 1975 when he drove in the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Winston Cup Series (later the Sprint Cup Series).Considered one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time, Earnhardt won a total of 76 races over the course of his career, including one Daytona 500 victory in 1998. He earned 7 NASCAR Winston Cup Championships, which is tied for the most all time with Richard Petty. His aggressive driving style earned him the nickname "The Intimidator".On February 18, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway while driving in the 2001 Daytona 500, Earnhardt was involved in a last-lap crash, and died of a basilar skull fracture. He has been inducted into numerous halls of fame, including the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDale Earnhardt
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthApril 29, 1951
Place Of BirthKannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight81 kg
EducationOak Ridge Military Academy, Mitchell Community College
SpouseTeresa Earnhardt (m. 1982–2001), Brenda Lorraine Gee (m. 1971–1979), Latane Brown (m. 1968–1970)
ChildrenKerry Earnhardt, Kelley King, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Terry Nicole Earnhardt
ParentsMartha Coleman, Ralph Earnhardt
SiblingsRandy Earnhardt, Danny Earnhardt, Kaye Earnhardt, Cathy Earnhardt
AwardsNASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award, Best Driver ESPY Award
NominationsBest Moment ESPY Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Athlete, Kids' Choice Sports Award for Best Male Athlete
MoviesStroker Ace
TV ShowsYes, Dear, Back in the Day, Dale Jr. - Shifting Gears

Interesting Facts

1Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2006.
2Grandfather of Jeffrey Earnhardt.
3Has a memorial statue erected in his memory at the Daytona USA museum.
4Hated the restrictor plates added onto the motors of the stock cars to slow them down when they raced in Daytona and Talladega.
5Was posthumously awarded the "Most Popular Driver" Award in 2001. Driver Bill Elliott "retired" himself so Earnhardt could win it.
6Dale was close friends with fellow NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace.
7In his final win on 15 October 2000 at Talladega Superspeedway, Earnhardt was in 18th place with five laps remaining. "Dale's Big Rally" to win was ranked #13 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue]
8Although he was sometimes called "Mr. Chevrolet", many of his fans don't know (or talk about) that he actually drove a Ford Thunderbird for famed car owner Bud Moore during the 1982 and 1983 seasons.
9Father-in-law of NASCAR Nextel Cup Crew Chief Jimmy Elledge, who is currently working with Ganassi Racing's Target Car and Casey Mears.
10First Win: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee, 1979 Last Win: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama, 2000
11During the caution (yellow flag) laps, used to bump NASCAR Pace Car Driver Elmo Langley, just for fun.
12He has 4 children: Kerry Earnhardt (who is a Busch series driver), Kelley Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (who is a Winston Cup Driver) and Taylor Nicole Earnhardt.
13Earnhardt was the #1 most searched term on the week of February 18-24, 2001 - the first man (and only the second person) ever to top the list since its inception.
14U2's The Edge wore a shirt, donning the number 3, to the 2001 Grammy Awards as a tribute to Dale Earnhardt. [February 2001]
15Owned the cars driven by Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr., which finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the race in which he died.
16Won 76 career Winston Cup races from 1979 thru 2000.
17Son Dale Earnhardt Jr. also drives in the NASCAR Winston Cup [now Nextel Cup] Series.
18Tried 19 times before finally winning the Daytona 500
19One of the most popular figures in NASCAR racing.
20Filmed his role in BASEketball (1998) just days after winning his first (and only) Daytona 500.
21Is tied with NASCAR legend Richard Petty, with seven Nascar Championships.
22Professional stock-car racer.
23Won seven NASCAR Winston Cup Championships and 76 races, including the 1998 Daytona 500. Drove the #3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo.


1Open faced helmet, black sunglasses and mustache
2Intense driving style, was well known for bumping fellow racers, and intentionally spun-out several competitors


1[on not winning the 1995 Daytona 500] I ain't never won the Daytona 500 before and I ain't going to Disney World neither.
2A winner is someone who refuses to lose; never mind who's got the fastest car.




Arli$$1998TV SeriesDale Earnhardt
Stroker Ace1983NASCAR Driver


ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM2001Documentary shortDriver #3
2 Minute Drill2000TV SeriesHimself
Pole Position1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fifty1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Speedworld1998TV SeriesHimself - No. 3 G.M. Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet driver
King of the Hill1998TV SeriesHimself
1996 Daytona 5001996TV MovieHimself - Driver: #3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet
Daytona 5001979TV MovieHimself - Driver, #2 Buick

Archive Footage

Beyond 2002012TV Movie documentaryHimself
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Doc2003TV SeriesHimself

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