Earnhardt, Ralph Lee

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Earnhardt, Ralph Lee Gender: M
born on 23 February 1928 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Concord NC, USA, 35n24, 80w34
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
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Ralph Lee Earnhardt
photo: self Original uploader was Royalbroil at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-sa-2.5


American race-car driver, the father of race champion Dale Earnhardt and grandfather of racer Dale, Jr.

Ralph was idolized by his son, who followed his dad's footsteps from the time he was a kid. The only rift between them was Ralph's disappointment that his boy dropped out of school but Dale, nicknamed Ironhead, was as stubborn as his dad, nicknamed Ironheart. Ralph was a NASCAR champion, winning the Sportsman Division championship in 1956 and in 1961 posted seven top-10 finishes in eight starts in the Winston Cup Division. In 1989, Earnhardt was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame at Darlington and he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega in 1997. The family was all about racing, and the only time he raced against his son was in 1971 at the Metrolina speedway in Charlotte, N.C. The following year Ralph was going to have Dale drive on his team, but his plans were interrupted by a terminal heart attack while working on his car 9/26/1973.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 29 April 1951 at 1:07 PM in Concord, NC (Son Ralph Dale born)
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  • Work : Prize 1956 (Winning the Sportsman Division Championship)
  • Work : Gain social status 1961 (Seven top-10 finishes out of eight races)
  • Death by Heart Attack 26 September 1973 at 12:00 noon in Kannapolis, NC (Age 45)
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  • Work : Prize 1989 (Natn'l Motorsports Hall of Fame)
  • Work : Prize 1997 (International Mortorsports Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Stehen Przybylowski quotes B.C. 3/2001


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Attack, terminal)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Son becomes noted race car driver)
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars (Pro, dirt track and Sportsman divisions)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (National and International Hall of Fame, racing)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Sportsman Division)