DALE EARNHARDT JR.
Earnhardt Jr., one of the most iconic racecar drivers of all time, serves as an analyst for NBC Sports’ NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series race coverage and contributes to additional motorsports programming across NBC Sports, including its coverage of the Indianapolis 500.
Earnhardt hosts The Dale Jr. Download, a weekly interview program focused on motorsports, and Lost Speedways, a Peacock Original, that visits abandoned speedways and takes an exploratory look at great racing cathedrals of the past.
Earnhardt Jr. also served as a special features contributor during NBC’s Super Bowl LVI pre-game coverage on February 13, 2022, his second Super Bowl assignment. Earnhardt has also contributed to NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
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. In the summer of 2020, Earnhardt was selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
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 Media, a digital network of original podcasts, video series and multimedia content.
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.