By: Julio Olmo
Two-time DAYTONA 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns in 2020 to wave the green flag as the Honorary Starter of the 62nd running of the DAYTONA 500.
Junior is NASCAR royalty and among all his great accomplishments, he won the DAYTONA 500 back in 2004 and again in 2014.
On February 16th, Earnhardt will join an exclusive group of superstars to wave the green flag for the DAYTONA 500, including award-winning actress Charlize Theron, Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Brett Favre, and many more!
The semi-retired, professional stock car racer driver’s Family Tree is more than impressive – and that’s an understatement, trust me!
He is a team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC.
Junior competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for his team JR Motorsports.
He is the son of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame.
The grandson of NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt, brother of Kelley Earnhardt-Miller, half-brother of former driver, uncle of driver Jeffrey Earnhardt and the stepson of Teresa Earnhardt.