- This article is about the voice actor. For information about the race car, see Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (race car).
Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (born October 10, 1974) is a NASCAR driver who performed the voice of Junior in Cars. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Earnhardt Sr. He is also the grandson of both NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt and stock car fabricator Robert Gee, the brother of Kelley Earnhardt-Miller, the half-brother of former driver Kerry Earnhardt, the uncle of driver Jeffrey Earnhardt, the stepson of Teresa Earnhardt, and the older half-brother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt-Putnam.
Earnhardt's success at Daytona International Speedway throughout his career has earned him the nickname "Pied Piper" of Daytona. He is a two-time Daytona 500 winner, having won the races exactly 10 years apart (2004 and 2014), and has won the Most Popular Driver Award fourteen times (consecutively from 2003–2016). He has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
He currently drives the No. 88 Chevrolet SS in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro for his own team, JR Motorsports, in select events in the Xfinity Series. He had previously driven the No. 8 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI), his father's team.