Kerry Earnhardt, also known as Kerry Earnhardt, is a former NASCAR driver and the oldest son of seven-time Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt. He is also the half-brother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., a previous Cup Series driver. He was also employed as a consultant at Dale Earnhardt Inc., where he specialized in driver development and worked until 2011. Jeffrey Earnhardt, his younger son, began racing for DEI in 2007 and currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is known for his physical resemblance to his father, Dale.
|Famous name:||Kerry Earnhardt|
|Real name/Full name:||Kerry Dale Earnhardt|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Date of birth:||December 8, 1969|
|Birth place:||Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA|
|Wife/spouse (name):||Rene Earnhardt|
|Children/children (son and daughter):||Yes (Jeffrey Earnhardt, Bobby Earnhardt, Kayla Earnhardt)|
|Date/Girlfriend (name):||Yes (Rene Earnhardt)|
|Is Kerry Earnhardt Gay?:||Not|
|Net worth in 2023:||55 million dollars|
Biography of Kerry Earnhardt
Kerry Earnhardt’s mother was Dale Earnhardt’s first wife, and Dale was only 18 years old and a local racer in North Carolina when Kerry was born. Kerry was only one year old when the couple divorced. Dale’s first wife, Latane, was then married to Jack Key, who also took the surname Kerry and used his stepfather’s surname for most of his life. Dale was unknown to him until the age of 16.
Kerry dropped out of high school and worked various jobs to support his family before embarking on a racing career. He worked at Pizza Hut before moving to Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina, where his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, worked.
Kerry Earnhardt Age, Height and Weight
Kerry Earnhardt was born on December 8, 1969, he is 52 years old as of 2022. His height is 6’1 inches and weight is 79 kg.
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Kerry also raced stock cars in the early 1990s before entering the racing world as a street stock competitor in 1992. Kerry raced in the NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series that same season, and in 1993 he raced at various tracks. These include East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, as well as Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.
Kerry made his Winston Cup debut for Marcis Auto Racing in Michigan in 2000, competing against his father Dale Earnhardt and his other half-brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. He crashed out of the race in the fifth lap, and his father died at Daytona in 2001.
Kerry also drove the No. 33 car for Richard Childress Racing in six Nextel Cup races. Finally, in 2007, he announced his retirement from competitive racing.
Kerry Earnhardt Wife, Marriage
As for his personal life, Kerry married Rene in 1999, and the couple has a daughter, Kayla. Kerry has two sons from a previous marriage named Bobby and Jeffrey, and Rene has a daughter Blade from a previous marriage. Bobby, his son, raced in the ARCA Racing Series in 2017, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Hixson Motorsport and the No. 96 Ford for Brian Kaltreider Racing.
Bobby then made his NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series before driving the No. 1 Chevy Camaro. 40 for MBM Motorsports at Richmond in 2017. His other son, Jeffrey, also races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series on a time basis. He drove #81 for XCI Racing and later #18 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Jeffrey and Bobby are the fourth generation of a family working in motorsport.
Kerry Earnhardt Net Worth
As of August 2023, the net worth of this professional race car driver is estimated to be $55 million and most of his net worth comes from racing and driving cars. After he announced his retirement in 2007, Kerry and his wife began designing the “Earnhardt Collection,” a collection of Schumacher homes. This directly contributed to his net worth, so his value increased over time.
Kerry Earnhardt is a legendary race car driver who has won numerous races. He is the son of the legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr., known for his winning strategies, and is one of those racers who started from the bottom. We only wish Kerry a healthier and happier life.