Dale Earnhardt Sr was an American professional Auto Racing Driver and was also the Owner of a NASCAR Team. He began his career in 1975 in the world 600 which was a part of the Winston cup series. He was one of the best drivers in NASCAR history. He has won 76 Winston Cup races in his career which is a massive achievement and has also won seven NASCAR Winston championships. He is known as the Intimidator by his fans.
As he was very successful in the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega, he was nicknamed “Mr Restrictor Plate”. Unfortunately Dale Earnhardt was killed in a collision during the final lap of Daytona 500. This was an event which was highly criticized for being conducted as it was dangerous. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of fame in 2010. Dale Earnhardt Sr’s son Dale Earnhardt Jr is also a NASCAR Driver.
Dale Earnhardt Sr Net Worth, Salary, Earnings and Endorsement
Dale Earnhardt Sr' net worth is estimated to be around $70 million in 2017 and one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. When he began his career in 1979, he was earning $200,000 and by mid-90’s he started to earn over $3 million a year. Throughout his racing career, his salary amounted to $30 million which is a huge amount. He earned $2.4 million through sale of Earnhardt Merchandise and NASCAR products.
Earnhardt’s Sr’s property was worth $70 million as of June 2017. Even after he died in February 2001, he was breaking records in terms of earnings as he earned $20 million through licensing and royalty fees for merchandise bearing his name and logo. The logo is black and red in colour which is regarded as one of the most popular logos in North American motor racing.
Earnhardt also owned a company named Dale Earnhardt Inc which was started to endorse other race teams and it was in operation until 2010 before it was awarded to Teresa, wife of Dale Earnhardt. He has also earned his money through Endorsements and sponsorship's. He lived in Charlotte at the time of his death.