My renaissance person that I chose is NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. He is one of America's top 10 favorite athletes! He is one of my favorite drivers. I'm going to tell you some facts about Dale Earnhardt Jr, some of his accomplishments and also some of the struggles he has had. Dale Earnhardt Jr is; > third generation driver after his dad, Dale Earnhardt Sr. > a 2x NASCAR Xfinity series champion. His full name is Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr and his hometown is Kannapolis NC. Also, this 2016 season marks his 17th season in the NASCAR sprint cup series. These are a few facts about Dale Jr, I hope you are starting to learn a little about him.
Dale Jr has had many accomplishments so far in his life. One accomplishment of Dale Earnhardt Jr is that he has been the most popular driver for the past 14 years. A couple important dates are: - 12/06/2003 - 04/02/2000 On December 6, 2003, he won his first most popular driver award. Then, on April 2, 2000, he won his first race at Texas motor speedway. I think his most impressive win was when he went from sixth to first in two laps at Daytona and won the race. Lastly, he has had a total of 26 wins throughout his career.
He has had struggles during his career also. One of the struggles that he had is losing his dad in a wreck at Daytona in 2001. Also, he is 42 years old and still hasn't won a championship! His most recent win was the Budweiser duel at Daytona on February 18, 2016, but it is not a points race, his last points race win was the Quicken loans 500 at Phoenix motor speedway on November 15, 2015, over a year ago. These are some of Dale Jr’s struggles. In conclusion, by reading some facts and information on his accomplishments and struggles, I hope you learned quite a bit about Dale Earnhardt Jr