Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born in United States, is Athlete, Auto RacingAthlete, Auto Racing. Earnhardt stunned the Nascar world when he announced the 2017 season would be his last behind the wheel. Earnhardt only finished in the top three of Nascar's year-end standings once during his career, but his popularity with sponsors and fans helped him earn more than $400 million from salary, endorsements, and his share of race winnings and licensing. Earnhardt was voted Nascar's most popular driver in 2016 for a fourteenth straight year, despite missing half the year recovering from a concussion. Earnhardt's personal endorsement partners include Nationwide, Chevrolet, Axalta, Goody's, TaxSlayer and Wrangler. The two-time Daytona 500 winner owns a race car team, JR Motorsports, in the Xfinity Series.