Jeffrey Earnhardt, the American professional stock car racing driver, is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and the grandson of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt.
However, his parents’ identities are often overlooked due to the spotlight on his grandfather and uncle, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In this article, we will take a closer look at Jeffrey Earnhardt’s parents, Kerry Earnhardt and Rene Earnhardt, and their influence on his racing career.
Jeffrey Earnhardt Parents: Meet Kerry Earnhardt & Rene Earnhardt
Kerry Earnhardt was born on December 8, 1969, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, as the oldest son of Dale Earnhardt.
Kerry started his racing career in the late 1990s, driving part-time in the Busch Series for his father’s race team, Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI).
He continued racing in the Busch Series until 2005, scoring five top-10 finishes in 72 starts.
After retiring from racing, Kerry focused on building his business career. He started by running his father’s car dealership, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, North Carolina, and then went on to start his own dealership, Kerry Earnhardt Chevrolet, in 2009.
Kerry also co-owns a memorabilia company, Earnhardt Collection, with his wife, Rene Earnhardt.
Despite retiring from racing, Kerry still has a passion for the sport and has been a major influence on Jeffrey’s racing career. Kerry serves as Jeffrey’s advisor and mentor, providing him with advice on and off the track.
Rene Earnhardt, born Rene White, was born on December 22, 1969, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Rene and Kerry met when they were both working at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in the late 1990s, and they married in 2000.
Rene has been an active participant in the racing world, serving as the Vice President of Dale Earnhardt Inc. and the Executive Director of the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.
The foundation was established in memory of Dale Earnhardt and provides support to children’s charities and other organizations.
In addition to her involvement in racing, Rene is also a successful businesswoman. Along with Kerry, she co-owns the Earnhardt Collection, a company that specializes in NASCAR memorabilia and collectibles.