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Introduction About Kerry Earnhardt
If racing cars is more than just a merry (because Kerry and merry rhymes!) child’s play to you, Kerry Earnhardt is a name you must have surely heard of.
Known best for his tactics for winning races, Kerry is the son of Dale Earnhardt, a legend in the racing world. Kerry takes after his father in looks (no, like look at their pictures side by side and you will see it and then you can’t unsee it! ). Kerry’s difficult childhood had not been an obstacle to achieving the heights of his dreams and if you want to know more about him, this article is all for you.
Net Worth & Salary of Kerry Earnhardt in 2022
As of 2022, Kerry Earnhardt’s net worth is a humungous $55 million.
The majority of his income is traced back to his driving and auto racing. A significant rise in his net worth is a result of the consistent success of the “Earnhardt Collection”.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Kerry Earnhardt
As of 2022, Kerry Earnhardt is 52 years old.
His parents were barely adults when Latane Brown, first wife to Dale Earnhardt, gave birth to Kerry. Dale was a mere eighteen-year-old, dirt racer at the time of his son’s birth. Things did not work out between them and they divorced when Kerry was an infant (merely a year old). Latane went on to marry Jack Key. Jack adopted Kerry and he used his stepfather’s surname for most of his early life. It was not until the age of 16, that Kerry came to know that Dale Earnhardt is his biological father.
Before beginning his racing career, Earnhardt had dropped out of high school to work odd jobs, like working in Pizza Hut and Cannon Mills, Kannapolis, and supporting his family.
|Name:||Kerry Dale Earnhardt|
|Birth Date:||8th December 1969|
|Birth Place:||Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||René Earnhardt|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Bobby Earnhardt (son)Jeffery Earnhardt (son)Kayla (daughter)|
|Profession:||Motorsports racing driver, and Racing driver.|
|Net Worth in 2022||$55 million|
|Content Last Updated:||August 2022|
Personal Life of Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry Earnhardt wedded his wife René in the year 1999. They have been bestowed with a daughter, Kayla. Kerry has two sons, Jeffery and Bobby, while René has a daughter, Blade from previous unions. The fourth generation of this family to get involved in the motorsports arena are Jeffery and Bobby.
2017 was a significant year for Bobby Earnhardt following his part-time racing in ARCA Racing Series and his NASCAR debut.
Jeffery Earnhardt has recently stepped into the racing world and has raced in NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series. (Talk about keeping up the family legacy!)
Career of Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry had raced race cars in the early 1990s before competing in 1992 driving street stocks. He took home the title of Rookie of the year in 1992 with his performance. East Carolina Motor Speedway and Langley Speedway are some of the tracks that he raced in 1993.
Securing the pole position and the Rookie of the year 1994, at NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series, only propelled his confidence and he initiated his NASCAR journey in the Busch Series, Myrtle Beach (1998). He also raced ARCA Racing Series 2000 and 2001 and won 4 of his 11 starts, ending with 7 top 5s and 8 top 10s.
Kerry’s Winston Cup debut (2000) was the ride of his life. It’s not every day that you get to race your legend of a father and your half-brother (Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Kerry’s case) in your debut race. He scored the first of his seven Winston Cup starts, after dismantling out of the race on the fifth lap.
In 2001, it was made known to the world that Earnhardt would run the entirety of the Busch series (one of his two complete series of NASCAR‘s top three series) (2002) for FitzBradshaw Racing. During 2002 and 2003, he ventured into many Winston Cup races but failed to get through for any. During 2004 and 2005, Kerry competed in six Cup Series races.
Kerry joined Billy Ballew Motorsports in the place of Shane Hmiel in 2005 and procured the pole position for Florida Dodge Dealers 250.
Earnhardt announced in the December of 2007. It was done by a letter to his fans on his website.
Kerry last appeared on the national touring series NNS’ Subway Jalapeño 250 on the 3rd of July in the year 2009. It was at the Daytona International Speedway where Kerry drove car number 31 for Rick Ware Racing.
Kerry worked as a consultant specialist in driver development till 2011 under Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Kerry did not get his career handed on a platter. For all, we know he has struggled from the very beginning before he got his much-deserved success. It was through sheer dedication that he managed to sustain himself as a renowned driver. He has had nothing less than an awe-inspiring career.
Awards & Achievements of Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry has the titles of Rookie of the Year in the years 1992 and 1994 under his belt by recording top scores of 2 top 5s and 8 top 10s (in only 11 races!) And 8 top 5s and 40 top 10s. (those are quite some numbers to put on the board and he did it like a champ)
Kerry has also raced in the Automobile Racing Car of America’s ARCA Racing Series 2000 and 2001, his greatest win here, and ended up winning 4 of his 11 starts, with 7 top 5s and 8 top 10s.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2005) saw him winning the pole for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 race.
NASCAR Winston West Series witnessed his participation. He scored two top 5s, and five top 10s in 8 races.
These are just the highlights of his glorious career. There are so many more awards he has won; not to mention how he has snatched you, race-lovers, hearts.
Major Investments and Assets of Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry and his wife, René started designing a line of Schumacher houses, which instills a grateful lifestyle focusing on nature and simple living, “Earnhardt Collection”.
Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Kerry Earnhardt
This interview shows Kerry discussing his life from an early age. He goes on share some heartwarming details about his childhood. He also talks about how he found out about his father’s side of his family, and his first time meeting his father and his other siblings.
This interview throws light on the lesser-discussed parts of the former NASCAR driver’s life. It is a great watch for all Kerry Earnhardt fans out there.
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