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Dale Earnhardt
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Name
Earnhardt, Dale Gender: M
born on 29 April 1951 at 13:07 (= 1:07 PM )
Place Concord NC, USA, 35n24, 80w34
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°37' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°19'



Biography

American race-car champion and favorite of the fans known as "the Intimidator" due to being a relentless, hard-charging driver who never let up. Earnhardt is the first driver in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series history who ever won the Rookie title of the year one year and the following year, went on to win his first Championship in the same series. He has won nearly every major event and title available to NASCAR Winston Cup drivers, including the Daytona 500. The seven-time Winston Cup winner was killed instantly of blunt-force injuries to the head on 2/18/2001, 4:39 PM EST, after crashing on the final turn of the final lap at the Daytona 500 while Michael Waltrip raced to victory, Daytona Beach, FL. Earnhardt lost control of his car and slammed head-on into a concrete wall at 180 mph. The Washington Post web site stated that Dale was pronounced dead at Halifex Medical Center at 5:16 PM although the doctor stated he was killed instantly on impact so the time was possibly closer to 5:00 PM.

Dale was his father’s son. His dad Ralph, known as Ironheart, was a short-track racing pro and taught his son the tricks of the trade. Dale was not much for school and dropped out in the ninth grade to hang out at the track. He was as wild and reckless a teenager as they come but he grew up to be the epitome of the racing hero, who never took his foot off the gas. With massive, irresistible appeal, he was the wild card, the one who would never give up.

Married at 17, Dale and his first wife had a son, Kerry Dale, born on 12/08/1969. For his apprenticeship, he turned wrenches at a local tire shop, earning money to race the weekly dirt-track race. He began copping titles from the beginning. Supporting a young family, he got sponsorship from a motorcycle shop of $75 a week to promote them.

In 1975 he began his pro racing career at 24, the year after his beloved dad died. His style was aggressive from the start, hard-driving and intense, which did not endear him to his working community, though the fans loved him – or hated him.

With a second marriage, to Brenda, Dale became father to Kelley King, 8/28/1972 and Dale Jr., 10/10/1974. His third marriage, to Teresa was the one that lasted and gave him another daughter, Taylor Nicole, 12/20/1988. As he began to accumulate winning capital, he started Dale Earnhardt Inc, an auto-racing company that grew to employ 200 and maintain three separate racing teams on the NASCAR’s Winston Cup circuit.

Besides the seven Championships, Dale also finished 2nd in the Winston Cup points in 1989 and 1995. Earnhardt was in a very dangerous business but the rewards were great. His racing statistics are impressive but also impressive is the fact that by 1998, his career earnings tallied well over $300,000,000. This included more than $41 million in winnings and ten times that from endorsements and souvenir sales. He had a beautiful home and a private jet. He drove the most sophisticated cars allowed and every part was inspected and replaced as soon as there was any evidence of wear, funded by the car and team sponsors.

Loyal to his friends, Dale was generous to his public and coworkers and denoted time and money to the Make-a-Wish Foundation for terminal kids.

Ironically, Earnhardt’s son, Dale Jr, finished second in Sunday's race before knowing that his dad had not survived the violent crash. On the following Sunday, Dale Jr. crashed in the wall in the same way that his dad had -and the entire stadium held their breaths until they saw him walk away.

Ten months after his death, Dale's will was made public; he left more than $31 million to his widow, Teresa, 43, including his racing company, endorsement earnings, interest in a Chevy dealership and the rights to his "Intimidator" trademark, as well as boats, cars and a $300,000 house. He also had money put into trust for his kids: Taylor Nicole, 13, Dale Jr, 27, Kelley, 29 and Kerry, 32.

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Events

  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 December 1969 (Son Kerry Dale born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 August 1972 (Daughter Kelly born)
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  • Death of Father 26 September 1973 (Father died suddenly of heart attack)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 10 October 1974 (son Dale Jr. born)
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  • Social : Joined group 1978 (Placed on Winston Cup Team)
  • Work : Gain social status 1979 (Established as "Pro" on Winston Cup circuit)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (Rookie of the Year award)
  • Work : Prize 1980 (First Winston Cup Title)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1982 (Third marriage, Teresa)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1987 (Won 11 of 29 races, never done before by another driver)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 20 December 1988 (Daughter Taylor Nicole born)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1989 (Finished second in Winston Cup standings)
  • Work : Prize 1990 (IROC championship)
  • Work : Gain social status 1995 (Finished second in Winston Cup standings)
  • Financial : Best Period 1998 (Earnings up to $300,000,000)
  • Work : Prize 2000 (IROC Championship)
  • Death by Accident 18 February 2001 (Severe head injuries, age 49)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Sue Kay. (Same data in the Courtney Conrad collection who gave Cabarron, NC, the county.)

Biography with Jade Gurss, "Driver #8," Warner Books, 2002. Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C. for Cabarrus, NC. PT notes that Concord NC is in Cabarrus County

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy (Solid third marriage to Teresa)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four, two boys and two girls)
  • Family : Childhood : Family close (Very close to dad)
  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Dropped out of ninth grade)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Time and money to children's charities)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (National competitions)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Hazardous work (car racing)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Job-Related Injury (Numerous racing accidents)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Winston Cup Titles, Rookie of the Year)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Blunt-force head trauma, racing accident)
  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Farmer/ Rancher (Horse breeding ranch)
  • Traits : Personality : Fiery (Either loved or hated, well-respected)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Racing team)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Self-employed (Had his own racing team)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of five)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Multi-millionaire, worth $31 million)

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