Teresa Earnhardt - Wikipedia
In a one-on-one interview, Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about racing, his impending marriage and the latest Earnhardt family feud. Teresa Earnhardt – Kerry and Dale's stepmother and the widow of Dale Earnhardt Sr. – doesn't. He was gone all the time racing, he left them in the care of Teresa or nannies. SBN: When you look at Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the relationship he was building with his father that Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 15, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his stepmother Teresa have had several Ganassi said in that he decided to put an end to whatever relationship.
Also inhe drove in five Winston Cup races in the No. His primary competitor for the award was Matt Kenseth. Kenseth outran Earnhardt in the season-opening Daytona He became the first rookie to win The Winston. Earnhardt played a part in recreating one Winston Cup milestone in when he competed with his father and half-brother Kerry in the Pepsi at Michigan International Speedway.
Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. June Inthe major event of the season occurred on February 18, in the final corner of the final lap of the Daytona As Earnhardt and his teammate Michael Waltrip raced to the finish line, he finished second to Waltrip.
His father had crashed in turn 4 after Sterling Marlin made contact with his left rear bumper. In the aftermath, many disgruntled fans sent death threats to Marlin and his family, blaming him for the crash; Earnhardt and Waltrip both requested that fans stopped blaming anybody for Earnhardt Sr. Earnhardt raced at Rockingham the following weekend, but finished in 43rd-place after a wreck on the first lap that looked eerily similar to his father's wreck just a week earlier.
Later in the season, Earnhardt made a comeback, beginning with an emotional win at the Pepsiwhich was also the first race held at Daytona since his father's death. Earnhardt had the dominant car of the race, leading out of laps. On the last restart, he managed to make a move from sixth to first place in the span of two laps, with Waltrip holding off the field as Earnhardt took the checkered flag.
After the race, he performed a Polish victory lap while holding a large American flag out the driver's side window. In the Fall, Earnhardt took his second restrictor plate win as he won the EA Sports at Talladega as a crash unfolded on the back straightaway that caused Bobby Labonte to flip over and also collected 15 other cars. He was docked 25 points, however, after his car failed post-race inspection.
With this win, DEI swept three of the four restrictor plate races foronly failing to win the spring Talladega race. He finished the season eighth in the points standings with three wins, nine Top 5s, and 15 Top 10s, as well as two poles.
In the three races following California, he finished no better than 30th. InEarnhardt Jr.
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He struggled for most of the race, and was at points a half-lap down, only catching back up to the pack through a caution. The win was controversial because with 5 laps to go, it appeared that Earnhardt went below the yellow line to gain position, but NASCAR ruled that Matt Kenseth had forced him below the line, making it a clean pass. He later scored a victory at Phoenix in October, recording a career best 3rd-place effort in the standings, with thirteen Top 5s and twenty-one Top 10 finishes.
Earnhardt came very close to sweeping Speedweeks, as in addition to the Daytonahe also won his Gatorade Duel and the Busch Series race. However, he finished 2nd in the Budweiser Shootout to Dale Jarrett. The car slid off course and hit a concrete barrier during warm-up the day of the race, rupturing a fuel line and causing the car to burst into flames with him still inside.
He suffered second and third degree burns on his neck, chin, and legs partially due to not wearing a protective balaclava with his helmet. The burns prevented him from finishing two races where he was relieved by Martin Truex Jr.
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In the fall, Earnhardt became the first driver to sweep a weekend at Bristol by winning both the Busch and Cup races in the same weekend. However, he was penalized 25 points for use of an obscenity during the television broadcast, in violation of a new NASCAR rule prohibiting participants from using obscene language  the rule had been created the week after the Daytonain the wake of the Super Bowl half-time show controversy.
That incident, combined with two consecutive DNF's in the Chase, eventually dropped him out of the running, and he finished fifth in the NEXTEL Cup Chase despite a career-high 6 wins at Daytona, Atlanta, Richmond, Bristol, Talladega and defending his fall win at Phoenix though under the non-Chase points system, Earnhardt would have tied his third-place points finish of the previous year.
He closed off the season with 6 wins, sixteen Top 5s, and twenty-one Top 10 finishes. He also picked up his 2nd consecutive Most Popular Driver Award.
Peter Rondeau, a Chance 2 employee who also helped Earnhardt win the Busch Series race at Bristol in August, became the crew chief for Earnhardt in Rondeau served as Earnhardt's crew chief until the Coca Cola weekend, when he was replaced with DEI chief engineer Steve Hmiel, who helped Earnhardt score his lone win of at Chicagoland in July, when he took the lead from Matt Kenseth on the last cycle of pit stops.
Earnhardt was reunited with his cousin, Tony Eury Jr. Earnhardt finished the season 19th in points. An Earnhardt merchandise hauler Earnhardt's proficiency as a car owner continued. Induring the spring weekend at Talladega SuperspeedwayEarnhardt and other DEI drivers drove with special black paint schemes on their cars, reminiscent of his late father's famous No.
On Father's Day inhe drove a vintage Budweiser car at Michigan International Speedway to honor both his grandfather Ralph Earnhardt and his father, who at one point in both their careers used the No. After rain caused the race to be ended early, Earnhardt finished 3rd with Kasey Kahne winning the race.
After 17 races in the season, Earnhardt sat 3rd in the championship standings with 1 win, coming at Richmond in May Following New Hampshire was the race at Pocono, where he was running in the middle of the pack when he crashed in turn 2. These two events catapulted him to 11th in the points standing, out of the Chase for the Cup. At Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayEarnhardt and his crew made a critical decision to stay out on the final pit stop to get a much needed Top 10 finish to move him up to 10th in the points.
He came close to winning at Talladega, and was leading on the last lap when Brian Vickers made contact with Earnhardt's future teammate Jimmie Johnsonsending Johnson into Earnhardt and spinning both of them out. His points position going into the Chase was 6th. He finished the season 5th in the point standings, points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
He led laps and finished 5th. He collected his third Top 10 of the season and his 8th at Talladega Superspeedway with his 7th-place performance in the Aaron's On May 14,he was docked driver championship points, car owner Teresa Earnhardt was docked owner points, and his crew chief, Tony Eury Jr.
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Although Kurt Busch won the race, Earnhardt had a dramatic comeback to finish 2nd after spinning out and experiencing shock troubles. Earnhardt led for eight laps before Busch took over. After being at the No. She was tremendously important. She was very, very dedicated to that and remains very dedicated to that through DEI and that was the choice that she had made. A lot of folks would have preferred that she keep the race team alive, would have preferred that she put Dale Jr.
A lot of fans are fascinated by the relationship between Teresa and Dale Jr. You have to be fair to both sides. She had every bit of much a claim to DEI as he did. Trying to balance fairness with accuracy was the tricky part. I think that the key was Dale Jr. Having Teresa negotiate with Dale Jr. And this is a key point — she was slow to recognize that Dale Jr.
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As another writer put it to me, she owned the team but he owned the sport, and I think that she was slow to recognize that. Do you ever wonder about that? I think Harvick would have really benefitted from the tutelage of Dale Sr. Harvick right from the start, literally from the very first press conference that he had, was rebelling against being the next Dale Sr.
He would have been able to develop more on his own. The current Chase makes it much more of a crapshoot — but under the earlier Chase system, I think either one of those two guys could have captured some championships if Earnhardt had been around to show them the way. Teresa Earnhardt, Kerry's stepmother and Dale's widow, doesn't want the couple to use the name Earnhardt Collection and filed an appeal last week in federal court over a U.
The details here display what appears to be a very untidy family relationship issue.
Teresa is Kerry's stepmother, not his mother, and Kerry had taken his mother's married name, upon her re-marrying, several years after the divorce from Dale Sr. Teresa is actually Dale Sr. None of that is meant to cast any shade on Teresa, to be clear, but the fact of the matter is that Kerry was born an Earnhardt and even reverted to his born last name after beginning a relationship with Dale Sr.
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As Game-of-Thrones-ish as this all sounds, the fact is that Kerry, and by extension his wife, are Earnhardts at least as much as Teresa is. It's also a strain to understand how much confusion is going to be caused by Kerry using his last name for a home and furniture business. Teresa Earnhardt didn't testify in the case but states in her appeal that the name Earnhardt Collection is likely to deceive or cause confusion among people that the homes and products are endorsed by Dale Earnhardt or by her.