Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a $300 million net worth semi-retired American NASCAR driver and media figure. He has been affiliated with the NASCAR Cup Series since the early 1990's, when he began driving the #3 Ford for his family-owned team, now known as "The Earnhardt Family Racing". He is one of only three drivers to win the Daytona 500, the Great American Race, along with Bill Elliott and Richard Petty. The other two are still active today.
Earnhardt is famous for being the first driver to win the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same year. His other victories include the 2001 World Series of Poker National Championship, the 2002 World Transplant Games, and the 2004 Masters Tournament. He has also been involved in several high profile accidents over the years, most notably the fatal crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 that killed him and 14 others.
Earnhardt was born on January 4th, 1963 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He grew up around racing, as his father was a well-known mechanic who worked on cars driven by Lee Ervin and Mario Andretti. When Dale was 11 years old, his father died in a car accident. This caused him to take up racing in order to support his family.
Jimmie Johnson's net worth and career earnings: Jimmie Johnson is a $160 million American NASCAR driver. Jimmie has won more than $150 million in his career. This is not include sponsorships, which generate an additional $10 million every year. Overall, Jimmie earns around $200 million per year.
Jimmie was born on January 9, 1955 in New York City. He is an African-American who grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. His mother died when he was 10 years old, and he then was raised by his father, a car dealer. He started racing motorcycles at age 13 before moving on to cars a few years later. By the time he was 18, he had won several races and developed a reputation as one of the best stock car drivers in America.
He turned professional in 1986 and since then has never finished outside the top five, with two championships (1991, 2000). In 2007, Jimmie Johnson became only the second driver after Richard Petty to win the same race seven times (seven different circuits). He is also the only driver to have won the first three races of a season.
His other victories include the Daytona 500 six times, the Brickyard 400, and the World Series of Racing. He has been named the most popular driver in NASCAR during both of his championship seasons.
He began his NASCAR racing career in 1988. With that many years behind the wheel, he inevitably made a lot of money from his racing career. Dale Jr. earned over $23.5 million in 2016 alone, with $15 million of it coming from salary and wins. He also has stock options worth millions more.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in 2001 after being involved in a crash at the Daytona International Speedway. The death of Dale Sr. left his wife Tonya and three children without an income. They eventually got help from their fellow drivers who contributed money to help them out during this difficult time. Today, Dale Jr. takes care of his family by himself while working full time as a driver for Hendrick Motorsports.
He has won several races including the very first race ever held at Daytona International Speedway. This prestigious award is known as the "Daytona 500". He has also won the National Championship twice - in 2004 and 2005.
In 2007, Dale Jr. was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol but was later given a suspended sentence. He had two beers inside him at the time of the arrest but was still able to drive home. His lawyer managed to get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor instead of a felony due to Dale Jr's good record. He has never been charged with any other crime while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.