Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born October 10, 1974 to NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He is also the grandson of both NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt and stock car fabricator Robert Gee. He currently drives the No. 88 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro for his own team, JR Motorsports, in selected events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
At the age of 17, Dale Jr. began racing in the street stock division at Concord Speedway. It was two seasons later that he moved up into the NASCAR Late Model Stock Division, where he would compete for three seasons. Earnhardt Jr, or Little E as he's sometimes called, captured 12 Bud poles in the Late Model Stock Division. That's when Earnhardt, Jr moved on to the NASCAR Busch Grand Nationals in 1996. By the start of the 2000 season Dale Jr. was ready to move up to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He won at Texas in his 12th career start and at Richmond in his 16th start. He also became the first rookie to win NASCAR's all-star race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
1998 Busch Series Champion
1999 Busch Series Champion
2004 Daytona 500 Winner
2000 The Winston Winner
2003, 2008 Budweiser Shootout Winner
Dale Jr. Foundation
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