Kerry Earnhardt is a former professional NASCAR racing driver. He was born on December 8, 1969, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S. He is the elder son of Dale Earnhardt, who was seven times champion of Winston Cup Series. His half-brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a former Cup Series driver. Car racing scorches through the blood of the Earnhardt family, and now Kerry’s younger son, Jeffrey Earnhardt who started racing in 2007 for DEI is currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Here we will try to estimate Kerry Earnhardt’s net worth in 2019.
|Name:||Kerry Dale Earnhardt|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Profession:||Former NASCAR Driver|
Kerry Earnhardt started his racing career in 1992 driving stock street cars. During the same season, he raced in the NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series. In 1993, he raced on various tracks and scored two top 5s and 8 top 10s in eleven races and was declared Rookie of the Year. He competed in a total of 7 NASCAR Cup Series races spanning over a 3 year cup career, with 0 wins, 0 top tens, and 0 poles.
Earnhardt’s best cup position was 61st (2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series; 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series). He began NASCAR cup racing with the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pepsi 400 presented by Meijer (Michigan International Speedway). His last cup race was the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series UAW-Ford 500 (Talladega Superspeedway).
During his racing career, Earnhardt also competed in the NASCAR Busch series races; he participated in 72 races spread over a 10 year period, with 0 wins, 6 top tens, and 0 poles. Earnhardt’s best Busch series position was 22nd (2002 NASCAR Busch Series). Earnhardt began Busch series racing with the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach Speedway). Earnhardt’s last Busch race was the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 (Daytona International Speedway).
He has raced in 27 truck series races over a 2 year truck racing career, with 0 wins, 0 top tens, and 1 poles. Earnhardt’s best truck race position was 22nd (2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series). He began truck series racing with the 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona International Speedway). Earnhardt’s last truck race was the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ford 200 (Homestead-Miami Speedway).
Auto racing basically has two salary levels. There are elite drivers, who win races and pull in millions of dollars annually via sponsorships and performance money. In contrast, the rest of the drivers receive quite a bit less. Development drivers can earn as little as $50,000. Most mid-tier drivers, on the other hand, bring in between $200,000 and $500,000 a year, including a base salary plus either a percent of their prize money or a win bonus.
Unlike other sports like soccer, football or baseball, where revealing the annual salaries of players is pretty well known, this practice has never been adopted in car racing. But with bits and pieces of information made public over the years, it’s clear that today, car racing drivers are making peanuts compared to the risks involved. Big time tobacco advertising had a trickledown effect on race car drivers’ salaries, and they were paid pretty well. After the ban on tobacco advertising on sports events, the money has dried up and so has race drivers’ earnings.
Kerry Earnhardt announced his retirement as a competitive race car driver in December 2007. After his retirement, he and his wife Rene started to focus on designing their pet project, the ‘Earnhardt Collection’. These are a remarkable collection of customizable Schumacher Homes in Pocono. The great outdoors influences the design of these houses, and the solid construction makes these homes stand out from the rest. With the astounding success of this project, it is estimated that retired NASCAR driver Kerry Earnhardt Net Worth as of 2019 has risen to $0.7 million from $300,000 in 2018.