With his brand new NASCAR money… What was Dale Earnhardt Jr’s first purchase?
He’s now near 620 starts in the series. A 26 time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winner. Dale Earnhardt Jr is rumored to be worth $300 million.
Dale Earnhardt Jr ran his first full season in the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series. His race earnings that year, $1,332,701. He’s come a long way since his full-season debut in 1998.
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What was Dale Jr’s first big purchase following his first big NASCAR paycheck?
Dale Earnhardt Jr tells the story via his Dale Jr Download podcast, “I remember this, like it was yesterday.” You do? “Oh, yeah!”
“I was living in a trailer and I had a roommate, Josh Snyder. He builds motor coaches. He just moved to Oklahoma.”
“But Josh and me have been great friends for a really long time. We lived in this trailer and we had a old TV that was given to us. I kept bustin’ and kept having to send it off to get it fixed.”
“So, when I got some money. Me and him actually went to the the Power [company] to pay our power bill. Instead of mailing it in, we’d drive over to the store in the strip mall and pay it.”
“We’re standing there, getting ready to pay our power bill. I turn around and there’s this nice entertainment system sitting in the corner.”
Excitedly Dale Jr explains, “I was like, ‘Josh! Look at that man!’ and so we bought it.”
“We were pumped.”