Dale Earnhardt captured seven NASCAR Cups during his storied career. His son, Dale Jr., never took home the big prize, but he did win two Daytona 500’s as well as carry his father’s legacy as a major star in the sport of stock car racing. Behind it all was their loving mother and grandmother, Martha.
Martha Earnhardt was the matriarch of a family that produced five children. Among them were Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. The father-son duo went on to become one of the most popular in NASCAR history. It is a name synonymous with racing.
Martha’s granddaughter recently made the sad announcement that Mrs. E. passed away on Christmas Day. Kelly Earnhardt recalled the many fond memories the family shared with her grandmother. The news came from Kelly’s Twitter.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news that Martha Earnhardt passed away Christmas evening. As we grieve her loss and begin to imagine life without our beloved “Mamaw”, we find solace in knowing she is at peace in eternal glory and in joyous reunion with her husband Ralph and sons Dale, Randy and Danny.
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, and thank you so much for loving our Mamaw as if she were your own. She was not just the matriarch to our family, but she was the matriarch to multiple generations of race fans.
– Kelly Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr.”
Martha Earnhardt was 91 years old. Family, friends, and race fans will miss her dearly. Our thoughts go out to the Earnhardt family during this difficult period.
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