Dale Earnhardt, Inc. began operations after sever-time Winston Cup champion, Dale Earnhardt, decided to float his own team into the competition. Despite owning the team, Dale never really raced for it and preferred to continue racing for his mentor and long time support, Richard Childress at RCR.

Dale Earnhardt died on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 while running at third place. His widow, Teresa Earnhardt is the current owner of the team while the team is managed by a former Sony BMG executive, Max Siegel. The team fielded three cars for a full-time stint at the NASCAR Sprint series but after a merger with Ginn Racing, in 2007, the team expanded to four cars.

Country United States United States
City Moorseville
Founded 1980

The merger meant that all fabrication work would be done out of the Ginn Racing garages while two of the cars (#15 and #01) would be housed in the Ginn Racing House. The team also went through many other improvements when they collaborated with Childress Racing Technologies in 2007 to develop and build engines that would be commonly run by both teams in the Chevrolet NASCAR Nextel Cup Series as well as the NASCAR Busch Series teams. The teams will also combine to setup a new facility north of Salisbury.

Dale Earnhardt Inc. also started a driver development programme with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports wherein Morgan-Dollar Motorsports would provide trucks for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.’s development drivers.

Team Roster

Name Position
Regan Smith United States