Favorite Team--Washington Redskins and attended his first Redskins game on December 6, 1999. He got to meet several players and in particular Dana Stubblefield who is a race ran. Also likes Atlanta Braves.
On September 21, 1998 Dale Eanhardt Inc and Jr signed a mega contract with Budweiser to drive through 2003. In 2004 Jr signed a new contract with Budweiser and DEI.
Jr has many accomplishments including two Busch championships and invited to drive in the Iroc series for two years as the Busch champion. He had no wins but raced Dale door to door in Michigan and Dale just barely won. He has since been asked to drive in the IROC but said he wanted to a champion first.
In 2004, he finished fifth in points with earnings over seven million dollars and--won the DAYTONA 500!! A race some have never won and Dale Sr tried for 20 yrs before winning.
Jr" smash hit Driver #8 with help from Jade, - about his rookie year.
In January 2001, Jr and the seven time WC champion Dale, his father competed in the Rolex 24 hrs. Full details on the Rolex 24 hrs page on home page. He plans to run in the Rolex 24 hrs in 2006.
Fan Club Information
Club E has become Jr Nation, click on link for fan club information
Dale Jr now entering his sixth full season in the Winston Cup.
Dale Jr. became the first third-generation NASCAR champion when he won the 1998 Busch Series title. After a second Busch crown in 1999, he moved full-time into the Budweiser No. 8 machine on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. His Dad, Dale Earnhardt was a seven-time Winston Cup champion, and grandfather Ralph Earnhardt, who was selected among NASCAR's 50-best all-time drivers. In addition, his maternal grandfather Robert Gee was a renowned NASCAR fabricator and mechanic.
Earnhardt Jr. has recorded fifteen career victories in Cup competition. Along with the No. 8 Bud team, he has several Bud Pole positions .
Led by crew chief Tony Eury, the core of the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team remains the same as the crew that has backed Dale Jr. since 1998.
In 2004 Jr & DEI made a major change. They exchanged pit crews with Mikey Waltrip and made Tony Jr his crew chief and Pops director of competition. Dale Jr's new Crew Chief is Pete Rondeau.
Beyond the racetrack, Earnhardt Jr. became a best-selling author in 2002, writing "Driver #8," the story of his rookie year in Winston Cup, and was on the best seller list for months.
His image can be seen wherever beer is sold for Budweiser beer, worlds largest brewer. Dale Jr. is also the face of cologne ads for Drakkar Noir and appears in ads for a variety of team sponsors including Colonel Sanders Chicken.
He made a great appearance in a music video with Sheryl Crow, posing as a present-day "Steve McQueen" in the video of the same name. He also did a video with Tony Stewart and Three Doors down
Dale Jr. was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine and TV Guide in 2002, along with numerous motorsports publications. He was selected for People Magazine's "50 Most Eligible Bachelors" issue in 2002, completing a trio of appearances in People's "Sexiest Men" issue in 2000 and 2001's "Most Intriguing People" issue. He has twice been profiled with major stories in Rolling Stone magazine and was the subject of the Playboy Interview in September 2001. He also has several other recent magazine appearances including cover of USA Today, Maximum, Racer and Stock Car Racing. Also Pepsi 400 Race and Richmond race day programs. Many others, he is in many magazines regularly.
TV appearances include a cameo appearance in NBC's "Elvis Lives" special in 2002, and he has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and was the focus of two major MTV documentary programs: "Cribs" and "True Life, I'm a Race Car Driver." He also appeared at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards show. Others include Win Ben Stein's Money, Best Dam Sports Show and even on 60 minutes with Mike Wallace in 2004. It is currently showing on CMT.
He enjoys hanging out at his newly built home, and working on his ever-growing herd of street cars and a street-stock race car in his garage. His hobbies include music, computers and computer gaming., and gocarting with friends at his track he recently built on his 100 plus acre property.