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Encyclopedia > Kerry Earnhardt

Kerry Dale Earnhardt (born December 8, 1969 in Kannapolis, North Carolina) is the eldest son of the late seven time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt. He is the half-brother of NASCAR Nextel Cup star Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is the spitting image of his father but has yet to achieve the level of success enjoyed by his father and brother. He is employed by the family operation as a consultant and his oldest son, Jeffrey Earnhardt, will race for DEI in 2007. is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... Jeffrey Earnhardt (born June 22, 1989 in Mooresville, North Carolina) is the next to oldest grandson of the late seven time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt. ...


Kerry's mother, Latane Brown, was Dale Earnhardt's first wife; the couple divorced when Kerry was only one year of age, and Latane Brown eventually married Jack Key, who adopted Kerry. Until he was 16, Kerry saw little of his biological father. [1]

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Racing career

He scored a pole, 8 top 5s and 40 top 10s as well as 1994 Rookie of the Year Honors at his local track in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series. The Dodge Weekly Series is a semi-professional and amateur racing series sanctioned by NASCAR. It is commonly seen as the lowest level of competitive racing sanctioned by NASCAR, and is thus the entry point for a number of aspiring drivers. ...


He has had his greatest success in the ARCA Re/Max Series, winning 4 of 11 races with 7 top 5s and 8 top 10s. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1964 (not to be confused with the sports car club of the same name founded by the Collier brothers in 1933). ...


He has raced in the NASCAR Winston West Series, scoring 2 top 5s and 5 top 10s in 8 races. The NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series (formerly the NASCAR Winston West Series) is a regional stock car racing division of NASCAR. The West Series was first formed in 1954 as a proving ground for drivers from the West who could not travel to race in the more traditional...


He has scored 2 top 5s and 8 top 10s in 11 races in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. The NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southeast Series is a NASCAR-sanctioned amateur/semi-pro racing series based in the Southeastern United States. ...


NASCAR career

He has competed in the Busch Series, scoring 3 top 5s and 6 top 10s. His 2002 run for FitzBradshaw Racing in the Busch Series has been his only full season in any of NASCAR's Big 3 series (Cup, Busch, and Truck), and he finished 22nd in the points. Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... FitzBradshaw Racing is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ...


In 2005 he raced in seven NEXTEL Cup races, six for Richard Childress Racing in the #33. His highest finish was a 17th place run at Talladega. Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB...


In the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, he won the pole for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 race in 2005, but after 2 races was released due to lack of sponsorship with Billy Ballew's team. For the 2006 season, Earnhardt signed with ThorSport Racing and drove the #13 Chevrolet with occasional sponsorship from the National Pork Board. Kerry's best finish of the season was an 11th at Nashville and Las Vegas. After the season's conclusion both Kerry and ThorSport Racing decided to go their separate ways. It is unknown as of December 2006 if Kerry will be racing in the 2007 season. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... ThorSport Racing is a Sandusky, Ohio based NASCAR racing team that competes in the Craftsman Truck Series. ...


Kerry will join the DEI operation in 2007 as a test driver and liaison between the DEI teams, and will race a limited schedule. Son Jeffrey Earnhardt will also participate as a development driver for DEI. Jeffrey Earnhardt (born June 22, 1989 in Mooresville, North Carolina) is the next to oldest grandson of the late seven time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt. ...


In cooperation with with Dale, Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt, Kerry has plans for a motorsports complex and fishing pond to be built in Mobile Alabama[citation needed].


Family life

He and wife René married in 1999, and have a daughter, Kayla.


From their previous marriages, Kerry has two sons, Bobby and Jeffrey, and René has a daughter, Blade.


Jeffrey has been racing in lower-tier divisions at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia, and was recognized for his 2005 season efforts at the track's banquet after he scored two consecutive wins in May 2005 at the half-mile dirt track, in the "Hornet" division, which features four-cylinder subcompact cars, becoming the fourth generation of Earnhardts to win in Mid-Atlantic short tracks. Rural Retreat is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ...


Jeffrey Earnhardt is racing at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia for 2006. In 2007 he will be a development driver at Dale Earnhardt, Inc, and will race in the Busch East Series for Andy Santerre Motorsports.


External links

  • Driver's statistics at racing-reference.info
  • Biography at nascar.com
  • Fan website
  • Official website

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