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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (born Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in Kannapolis, North Carolina on October 10, 1974) is a American race car driver and team owner for NASCAR. His grandfather was a car builder and his father was the famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. He began his racing career in 1999, competing at Motorsport Park at the young age of 17, and he owned his first race car with his half brother, Kerry Earnhardt. After nearly 20 years of racing, Dale Jr. announced he would retire from full-time NASCAR racing at the end of the 2017 season.
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is best known for being a NASCAR race car driver and the son of the late Dale Earnhardt.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is the son of the late Dale Earnhardt, who was killed during the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 when he crashed into the wall head on. Jr. has continued racing in his father’s absence and has since won two Daytona 500 races — 2004 and 2014. He is currently dating Amy Reimann.