Dale Earnhardt Net Worth

Dale Earnhardt Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ralph Dale Earnhardt net worth is
$70 Million

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Wiki Biography

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. was born on 29 April 1951, in Kannapolis, North Carolina USA, of part-German descent. Dale was a professional stock car race driver and team owner, best known for being one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR History, as he won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of his career. He earned seven NASCAR Winston Cup Championships and won the 1998 Daytona 500. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

How rich is Dale Earnhardt? As of late-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $70 million, mostly earned through success in NASCAR, in which he’s ranked as one of the richest drivers of all time. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Dale Earnhardt Net Worth $70 million

Dale dropped out of school to pursue a career in race car driving. He started his professional career in 1975, joining the Winston Cup, including in the longest race on the Cup Circuit at the 1975 World 600. In 1979, he joined Rod Osterlund Racing, and would start to perform well, winning Rookie of the Year honors. He won his first Winston Cup Championship in 1980, making him the only driver in NASCAR history to follow up Rookie of the Year title with a NASCAR Winston Cup Championship win. His net worth started increasing dramatically. In 1982, he then joined Bud Moore but struggled during that season, but rebounded the following year to win several races.

Earnhardt returned to Richard Childress Racing (formerly Rod Osterlund Racing) and would score numerous victories throughout the 1980s. He won his second career Winston Cup Championship in 1986 and the first championship for RCR, then defended his championship successfully the following year. He subsequently attracted more sponsors, leading to more victories. In 1990, he became the first multiple winner of The Winston, then in 1991, he won his fifth Winston Cup Championship, and would win two more championships, with his seventh earned in 1994, tying Richard Petty’s record, which did no harm to his rising net worth.

Throughout his career, he would have numerous close calls at the Daytona 500, and experienced a solid crash in 1996 which left him with several broken bones. In 1998, after being winless the previous year, he finally won the Daytona 500 at his 20th attempt. While he then started to struggle with races, and many contemplated him going into retirement, he had a resurgence in the 2000 season. He won several races in what was considered a few of the most exciting wins of his career.

However, he started in the Daytona 500 in 2001, and was killed in a three car crash during the final lap of the race.

For his personal life, it is known that Dale married Latane Brown in 1968 when he was 17 years old; their son is Kerry Earnhardt, however, the two divorced after just a year. In 1971 Dale married Brenda Gee and they had two children, one of whom is Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr, but they divorced in 1974. His final marriage was to Teresa Houston in 1982, until his passing.

Full NameDale Earnhardt
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthApril 29, 1951
DiedFebruary 18, 2001, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthKannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight81 kg
ProfessionRace car driver
EducationOak Ridge Military Academy, Mitchell Community College
SpouseAmy Reimann
ChildrenTeresa Earnhardt (m. 1982–2001), Brenda Lorraine Gee (m. 1972–1979), Latane Brown (m. 1968–1970)
ParentsRalph Earnhardt, Martha Coleman
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
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.
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 Lycos.com 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.


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

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

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