88 Facts About Dale Earnhardt Jr

1. In March 2016, Dale Earnhardt Jr announced that he plans to donate his brain for concussion research when he dies.

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2. In October 2017, Dale Earnhardt Jr revealed that he and Amy are expecting their first child, a girl, due May 2, 2018.

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3. On June 17, 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann.

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4. Dale Earnhardt Jr owns a graveyard of wrecked race cars on a property in North Carolina.

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5. In January 2017, Dale Earnhardt Jr revealed that his family immigrated from Germany in the 1770s to escape religious persecution, saying "America is created by immigrants.

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6. In May 2012, Dale Earnhardt Jr singled out Republican Representative Jack Kingston of Georgia while speaking against an amendment to a defense bill that would prohibit the military from funding sponsorships in professional sports.

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7. In 2014, Dale Earnhardt Jr recorded an advertisement for America's Power, encouraging voter turnout for the US elections that year.

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8. Dale Earnhardt Jr addressed delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention at Charlotte Motor Speedway on behalf of the coalition.

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9. Dale Earnhardt Jr has distanced himself from race fans who display the flag, explaining, "It never really was me.

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10. In 2013 Dale Earnhardt Jr made an appearance on the show Fast N' Loud where he requested Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage to build him a custom-built car for a road trip vacation.

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11. Dale Earnhardt Jr has appeared in an episode of the TV show Yes, Dear.

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12. Dale Earnhardt Jr hosted Back in the Day a show that took a step back in time to races in the '60s and '70s with trivia and information.

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13. Dale Earnhardt Jr was featured in the video Playboy: Celebrity Photographers where he photographed The Dahm Triplets.

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14. Dale Earnhardt Jr achieved a 6th-place finish in this overseas race.

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15. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished 2nd in the 1999 IROC race from Michigan International Speedway, barely losing to his father.

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16. Dale Earnhardt Jr ended up with only 1 top 5, 8 top 10s, 2 poles and 7 DNFs.

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17. Dale Earnhardt Jr ended up in 21st in points standings.

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18. Dale Earnhardt Jr started Daytona qualifying 2nd but was wrecked while leading mid-race, and finished 37th.

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19. On December 8, 2016, Dale Earnhardt Jr was medically cleared to return to competition in 2017.

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20. Dale Earnhardt Jr was replaced by Alex Bowman for the New Hampshire 301 and Jeff Gordon at the Brickyard 400 and Pennsylvania 400.

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21. Dale Earnhardt Jr started the 2016 season with a crash in the Sprint Unlimited on lap 23 when Brian Vickers cut down a tire and hit him, damaging the side of his car.

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22. At the season finale at Homestead Dale Earnhardt Jr crashed early in the race, winding up 40th.

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23. Dale Earnhardt Jr ended up on the front row, heading into the only GWC.

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24. Dale Earnhardt Jr made the chase for the 8th time in his career and was seeded 6th for the first Chase race.

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25. Dale Earnhardt Jr would climb as high as 4th and end up finishing 5th.

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26. Dale Earnhardt Jr qualified 26th and after the first caution came out he would pit.

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27. Dale Earnhardt Jr achieved this milestone, when he led 97 laps.

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28. Dale Earnhardt Jr had another solid Top 10 run at Sonoma, finishing 7th.

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29. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished second in the rain-shortened Michigan race after he could not pass Kurt Busch on the last restart before the race was called for rain on lap 138.

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30. Dale Earnhardt Jr got the free pass and managed to crack the Top 5 at one point but fell back late to finish 14th.

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31. Dale Earnhardt Jr had to make multiple pit stops to fix the problem and never recovered, ending up 20th.

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32. Dale Earnhardt Jr led early but around lap 133, his shifter broke due to a vibration.

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33. Dale Earnhardt Jr started the Challenger Round of the Chase with an 11th-place finish in Chicago.

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34. Dale Earnhardt Jr raced to a 12th-place finish, after what was a long, difficult night for the team.

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35. Dale Earnhardt Jr had built up a lead in excess of three seconds when the caution came out for Kurt Busch's cut tire on lap 154, erasing his lead.

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36. The next week at Sonoma, saw Dale Earnhardt Jr have his statistical best road course finish, staying in the top ten for most of the race, and finished 3rd.

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37. The next week at Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr started inside the Top 5, but finished 7th, after several cars had different pit strategies.

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38. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished last and fell 5 positions in points and dropped to 31 points behind new points leader Jeff Gordon.

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39. On December 5, 2013, Dale Earnhardt Jr won the Most Popular Driver Award for the 11th consecutive year, breaking Bill Elliott's record, who scored 10 straight awards from 1991 to 2000.

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40. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished off the season 5th in the points, with two pole positions, ten Top 5s, and a career-high 22 Top 10 finishes.

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41. The next week at Phoenix, Dale Earnhardt Jr started by being forced to pit with a loose wheel early, putting him a lap down.

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42. Dale Earnhardt Jr had to make several charges through the field to salvage a 12th-place finish.

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43. Dale Earnhardt Jr was one of only a few cars who were able to avoid being put a lap down by Kyle Busch.

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44. Dale Earnhardt Jr made his way back up through the field to the Top 5, but slipped back to 17th at the end.

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45. Dale Earnhardt Jr would go a lap down, take the wave-around, and finish 16th.

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46. Dale Earnhardt Jr qualified 11th for the Budweiser Duel, but he blew an engine in practice, he was forced to drop to the rear of the field.

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47. Dale Earnhardt Jr started the 2013 season with an 8th-place finish in the rechristened Sprint Unlimited.

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48. Dale Earnhardt Jr closed the season 12th in the final standings.

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49. Dale Earnhardt Jr started strong in the race, but a late race spin with Carl Edwards placed for a 21st-place finish.

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50. Dale Earnhardt Jr would back this up with a fourth-place finish in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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51. Dale Earnhardt Jr would back this up with a pair of back to back 3rd-place finishes at Auto Club and Martinsville Speedway, leaving him second in the standings.

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52. On September 19, 2011, Dale Earnhardt Jr made his first Chase for the Sprint Cup appearance since 2008 at Chicagoland.

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53. On September 1, 2011 Dale Earnhardt Jr announced he had signed a 5-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No 88 until 2017.

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54. Dale Earnhardt Jr came within half a lap of snapping his then-104 race winless streak at the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, when he ran out of fuel during a green-white-checkered finish, finishing 7th.

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55. Dale Earnhardt Jr began the season by drawing the pole position at the 2011 Budweiser Shootout, where he finished 19th in the race.

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56. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished the 2010 Season on November 21, 2010, ranking 21st.

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57. On July 2, 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr raced the No 3 blue and yellow Wrangler Chevrolet and drove it to victory lane in the Nationwide Series Subway Jalepeno 250 at Daytona.

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58. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished the year with eight top 10s and 1 pole as consistency plagued the team.

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59. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished 11th in the 2010 Budweiser Shootout after struggling with an ill-handling car for most of the race.

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60. On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr qualified second overall for the 52nd Daytona 500 after losing the pole position to teammate Mark Martin.

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61. Dale Earnhardt Jr ended 2009 winless, and finished a career low 25th in the standings.

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62. At the fall Talladega race, Dale Earnhardt Jr had a solid run, including leading several laps, before finishing in 11th place.

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63. At the Carfax 400 at Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr charged to the front near the end of the race and managed to finish 3rd; he earned his second Top 5 finish this season in the same race.

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64. Dale Earnhardt Jr was again spun out late in the race at Darlington and ended the race in 27th place.

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65. Dale Earnhardt Jr gained confidence in his team with a very strong performance at Talladega, leading for 20 laps, and finishing 2nd to his protege Brad Keselowski after Keselowski sent Carl Edwards flying into the catch fence in one of the year's biggest upsets.

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66. Dale Earnhardt Jr had a string of poor finishes including 20th at Texas, and 31st at Phoenix after being spun out by Casey Mears.

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67. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished the season 12th in points, 557 points behind champion Jimmie Johnson.

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68. Dale Earnhardt Jr headed to Martinsville Speedway where he finished 2nd to teammate Jimmie Johnson.

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69. Dale Earnhardt Jr was docked 50 points because his rear spoiler did not meet the specified height in the Nationwide Series.

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70. Dale Earnhardt Jr led for a total of 47 out of 70 laps, a Budweiser Shootout record.

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71. Dale Earnhardt Jr started the 2008 season by winning the Budweiser Shootout a non-points paying exhibition.

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72. Dale Earnhardt Jr said that unless he could gain majority ownership, and therefore control, of DEI, that he was not confident in the organization's ability to field the elite level equipment that would yield the elusive title.

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73. Dale Earnhardt Jr expressed that his decision was based entirely on his desires to achieve his career goal of a Sprint Cup Championship, and his apparent belief that he would not be able to attain that objective while driving for DEI.

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74. Dale Earnhardt Jr began the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season by finishing 32nd at the Daytona 500 as the result of a late race crash.

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75. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished the season 5th in the point standings, 147 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.

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76. Dale Earnhardt Jr's points position going into the Chase was 6th.

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77. Dale Earnhardt Jr came close to winning at Talladega, and was leading on the last lap when Brian Vickers made contact with Earnhardt's future teammate Jimmie Johnson, sending Johnson into Earnhardt and spinning both of them out.

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78. Dale Earnhardt Jr was eliminated from any possible competition for the NEXTEL Cup championship after suffering an engine failure at the California Speedway.

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79. Dale Earnhardt Jr closed off the 2004 season with 6 wins, sixteen Top 5s, and twenty-one Top 10 finishes.

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80. In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr won the Daytona 500, six years to the day after his father won his only title in the Great American Race.

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81. Dale Earnhardt Jr had the dominant car of the race, leading 115 out of 160 laps.

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82. Dale Earnhardt Jr ended the year with two wins, three top-5s, five top-10s, and two poles.

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83. Dale Earnhardt Jr played a part in recreating one Winston Cup milestone in 2000 when he competed with his father and half-brother Kerry in the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

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84. Dale Earnhardt Jr became the first rookie to win The Winston.

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85. Dale Earnhardt Jr worked at his father's dealership as a mechanic while he went to Mitchell Community College to earn an associate degree in automotive technology.

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86. Dale Earnhardt Jr competed on the North and South Carolina short tracks driving a No 3 Chevrolet.

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87. Dale Earnhardt Jr has an elder sister, Kelley; an elder half-brother, Kerry, from his father's first marriage; and a younger half-sister, Taylor Earnhardt-Putnam, from his father's third marriage.

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88. Dale Earnhardt Jr has an estimated net worth of $400 million.

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