Number 88 Chevrolet
AMP Energy Drink / National Guard
October 10, 1974
Started five races in 1999. Official rookie season was 2000 which featured two wins (Texas
) and two poles (Charlotte
). Did not win Rookie Of The Year, Matt Kenseth
beat him for that honor.
1998 - Busch Series Champion
1999 - Busch Series Champion
2003 - Career best Sprint Cup points finish, third.
2007 - Leaves Dale Earnhardt Inc.
2008 - Joins Hendrick Motorsports
Extremely Popular Driver:
Although he hasn't won a Sprint Cup championship yet Dale Earnhardt Jr inherited many of his father's fans after Dale Earnhardt Senior
was tragically killed during the Daytona 500 in 2001
. In addition, Dale appeals to many of NASCAR's younger fans with his hip, youthful image.
With a top team, sponsor and crew Dale Earnhardt Junior is destined to be a superstar in NASCAR for many years to come.