Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. was an American professional stock car driver and team owner, who raced from 1975 to 2001 in the former NASCAR Winston Cup Series, most notably driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. The third child of racing driver Ralph Earnhardt and Martha Earnhardt, he began his career in 1975 in the World 600. Earnhardt won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of his 4 decade career, including four Winston 500s and the 1998 Daytona 500. He also earned seven Winston Cup championships, a record held with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson. His aggressive driving style earned him the nicknames "The Intimidator", "The Man in Black", and "Ironhead". He is regarded as one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history.
|Born||Ralph Dale Earnhardt, April 29, 1951, Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Died||February 18, 2001, Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Cause of death||Basilar skull fracture sustained from auto racing crash|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185.42 cm)|
|Achievements||1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 Winston Cup Series Champion, Tied with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson for most NASCAR Cup Series Championships (7), 1990, 1995, 1999, 2000 IROC Champion, 1998 Daytona 500 winner, 1995 Brickyard 400 winner, 1987, 1989, 1990 Southern 500 winner, 1986, 1992, 1993 Coca-Cola 600 winner, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000 Winston 500 winner, The Winston winner (1987, 1990, 1993), Led Winston Cup Series in wins in 1987 and 1990, Led Winston Cup Series in poles in 1990, Winner of the first ever Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race in 1982, Led Busch Series in wins in 1986|
|Awards||1979 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year, 2001 Winston Cup Series Most Popular Driver (posthumously), Named as one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), 2002 Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee, 2006 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee (Inaugural class)|
|IMDb||Dale Earnhardt's IMDb|
Legendary Winston Cup NASCAR driver in the 1980s and 1990s. He won seven Winston Cup Series Championships as well as the 1998 Daytona 500.
He disapprovingly followed in his father's racing footsteps, even dropping out of school to pursue it.
He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
He was the son of Ralph Earnhardt and Martha Coleman, and he grew up with his sister Kelley and two half siblings. He was married to his third wife Teresa Earnhardt from 1982 until his death in 2001.
His son Dale Earnhardt Jr. became a very successful NASCAR driver as well.
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- Dale Earnhardt, Inc. - Dale Earnhardt, Inc. was a race team founded by Dale Earnhardt and his wife, Teresa Earnhardt, to compete in the NASCAR series, the highest level of competition for professional stock car racing in the United States.
- Ralph Earnhardt , father.
- Teresa Earnhardt , wife.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Son - Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an American semi-retired professional stock car racing driver, team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for his team JR Motorsports.
- Kelly Earnhardt Miller , daughter.
- Jeffrey Earnhardt , grandson.
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Latest information about Dale Earnhardt updated on June 07 2021.