DALE EARNHARDT JR.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series race coverage, and is a regular contributor to NBCSN’s daily motorsports show NASCAR America.
In addition to serving as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of NASCAR, Earnhardt made his NBC Olympics debut as a contributor, during the 2018 PyeongChang Games in South Korea. Earnhardt also contributed to NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl LII, adding to NBC’s Super Bowl Pre-Game Show leading up to the big game in Minneapolis, Minn.
In July of 2017, Earnhardt and NBC Sports announced that the motor sports icon would be joining NBCUniversal as an on-air analyst and contributor. The agreement with NBCUniversal allows Earnhardt to participate in a wide range of opportunities in the company’s media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts, and other areas.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years (2003-17), Earnhardt is a third-generation driver who followed his legendary father Dale Earnhardt Sr., a seven-time Cup champion and winner of 76 races, and his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, the 1956 NASCAR Sportsman champion.
Earnhardt amassed 26 career victories, including two Daytona 500 wins, throughout his career. In addition, he qualified for the NASCAR playoffs eight times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), and is the only third-generation NASCAR champion, which he achieved when he won the 1998 and 1999 NASCAR Xfinity Series titles.
As a team owner, Earnhardt founded and manages JR Motorsports, which fields four full-time entries in the Xfinity Series, and two late model stock cars. Outside of the track, Earnhardt started Hammerhead Entertainment, a one-stop-shop production company; Whisky River, a bar and nightclub with two locations in Charlotte, N.C.; and Dirty Mo Radio, a podcast network which features race recaps as well as behind-the-scenes insight from Earnhardt.
In 2007, Earnhardt also launched The Dale Jr. Foundation, a charity dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals the resources to improve their confidence, education and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.