Dale Earnhardt jr
The current NASCAR star was born Oct 10, 1974 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, into a racing dynasty that included his famous father, Dale Earnhardt, and grandfather Ralph Earnhardt.
In his teens, Earnhardt Jr. worked at his father's car dealership and would later joke that if he wasn't racing he would still be "the fastest oil-change man in the place."
His racing career took off as he and brother Kerry began go-karting, later graduating to the street stock division in which Dale Jr. took three wins at the Concord Speedway over a two year period from 1994-1996.
By 1998, Dale Jr. had entered the Busch Series and won more than a dozen races and two series championships, becoming the the first third-generation NASCAR champion following in the careers of father Dale Sr. and grandfather Ralph.
The 2000 season was Dale Jr's and the Bud Team's first full year in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, when the Budweiser Team won two NASCAR Winston Cup points races and the Winston Select. Earnhardt Jr. was the first rookie to ever win the all-star race.
Today, Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to make headlines wherever he races, winning name recognition all his own as the unofficial poster boy for a whole new generation of NASCAR fans. As a very visible spokesperson for the sport, he has also appeared on magazine covers, television talk shows and was the subject of two MTV documentaries: “Cribs” and “True Life, I’m a Race Car Driver.” as well as being recently named the Sexiest NASCAR Driver in a FOXSports poll.