Dale Jr. is a third-generation driver.
Dale won his first ever race with Hendrick Motorsports, which was the 2008 Budweiser Shootout.
Dale's nicknames include Junior, Little E, and Junebug.
When Dale was 15 years old he signed a "contract" on a napkin with Rick Hendrick, the owner of Hendrick Motorsports. Rick said that he never held him to the contract because he was scared of Dale's father.
Dale is leaving DEI at the end of the 2007 season. He announced on June 13, 2007 that he will be part of the Hendrick Motorsport for the 2008 racing season, joining Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson. He will be taking over Kyle Bush's car. It is unsure at this time about the sponsor.
Dale would love to race until he is 40 or 45 years old.
Two of Dale's favorite drivers are Dale Jarrett and Bobby Labonte.
Dale went on his first cruise in the 2003-2004 off season. They cruised to Bahamas and to Miami and to the Keys. He describes it as a "wild time" and "something everyone should try once".
American Thunder magazine described Dale as Jeff Gordon without the spit polish.
Dale was voted Most Popular Driver again in 2006. This is the third time he has been honored with this award.
As of 2006, Dale's career earnings are $20,642,359.
Dale's first NASCAR race was the 1999 Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte N.C.
Dale's first NASCAR win was the 2000 DirecTV 500 in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 2002, he appeared in the video for Sheryl Crow's song Steve McQueen.
Dale is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 lbs.
At this time in Dale's career, he has 17 wins and 6 poles. (2006)
Dale placed 3rd in points in 2003.
Dale pulled off a fifth place finish on July 9, 2006 at the Chicagoland Speedway.
In 2005, Dale beat out Jeff Gordon to win NASCAR's Sexiest Driver of 2005.
In 2002, Dale was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors.
Dale has appeared in commercials for Budweiser, NAPA, Domino's Pizza and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Dale has appeared in Wrangler jeans commercials. Wrangler was the initial sponsor of his father's #3 Chevrolet from 1980 until 1987.
Dale has had four consecutive victories at Talladega.
The next weekend after his father was killed, Dale raced at Rockingham but crashed on the first lap, finishing 43.
In the 2001 Daytona 500 Dale finished second but his father died on impact with the wall on the final turn of the final lap. He was only about 100 feet in front of his father when he crashed.
Dale's very first race car was a 1978 Monte Carlo. He co-owned this car with his brother Kerry.
Dale's favorite track is Daytona, because of the area. He loves the atmosphere, beach, and nightlife.
Dale has said that the craziest thing he has ever been asked to sign was a kid's prosthetic leg.
Dale has received four speeding tickets.
Dale went to college for a degree in automotives while working at his dad's shop.
Dale began his driving career at the age of 17 in the street stock division at Concord Speedway.
Dale won the Busch Series Championship in 1998 and 1999.
Dale won the award for Most Popular Driver two consecutive years. He is one of only five drivers to accomplish this.
In the 2004 season, Dale won 6 races and earned close to 9 million dollars.
Dale's hobbies are computer gaming, music and "chillin."
Dale's favorite music groups include; Matthew Good Band, Third Eye Blind, Elvis, and Ludacris.
Dale's favorite meal is steak and rice.
Dale's hero is his father, Dale Earnhardt.
Dale's favorite places to vacation are Hawaii and Jamica.
Dale's favorite movies are Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away.
Dale's proudest moment was when he won the 2004 Daytona 500.
Dale drives the #8 Budwieser Chevy for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated.
Dale is the son of the legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt.
Dale Earnhardt Jr: (On driving the #3 car) I think driving that number is something that I'd love to do, I'd love to get behind the number three car and maybe be in the driver's seat, but it's something I'll do later in my career, if ever. You know, I think, you know, it's just right now I have got to concentrate on Budweiser number eight and winning championships.
Larry King: Do you drive, Dale, because your father drove?
Dale Earnhardt Jr: Well, I think --yes, I guess so. I mean, if he were a plumber, I'd probably be a plumber, but...