Ralph Earnhardt, Latane Brown, & Dale Earnhardt | At age 17, Earnhardt married his first wife, Latane Brown, in 1968. Brown gave birth to Earnhardt's first son, Kerry Earnhardt, in 1969. They were subsequently divorced in 1970.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a fixture at NASCAR tracks long before he started to drive. We look at Junior through the years on and off the track. 1981: Here young Dale Jr. stands atop a camper at Richmond International Raceway as his father, Dale Earnhardt, competes. - Photo Credit: Dozier Mobley/1981 Dozier Mobley
Dale and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the same age. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always had a softer look than his late father but the resemblance is clear in these elementary school pictures. (Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library)