Ralph Earnhardt

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Birthday
23, 1928
Birthplace
Kannapolis, NC
Death Date
Sep 26, 1973 (45)
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Birthday
23, 1928
Birthplace
Kannapolis, NC
Death Date
Sep 26, 1973 (45)

About

Former NASCAR driver and the father of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt.

Before Fame

He grew up poor and worked in a North Carolina cotton mill.

Trivia

He was the first driver to understand and use tire stagger.

Family Life

His grandson Dale Earnhardt Jr. also became a top NASCAR competitor.

Associated With

He was portrayed by J.K. Simmons in the film 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.