Racing sportscaster Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently showed off his amazing classic 1965 Chevy Impala, saying he bought it from his dad in the mid-1990s.
The racer posted an Instagram photo of the cool blue classic.
According to RacingNews.co, in a 2016 post, Junior bought it in 1995 for $2,000. The car has a Chevy 283 small block and PowerGlide automatic transmission. At the time of the photos, the car had Cragar mag wheels with Road Hugger Radial G/T Tires and a custom stereo.
In a Hotcars.com report, Earnhardt said the car “became the family loaner car over time.” He said it was gradually passed down through generations for family members when their cars were getting repairs.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. already has an awe-inspiring collection, according to HotCars.
He’s got a 1967 Chevy Camero, 1948 Chevy pickup, a 24 Hours of Daytona Corvette, the Impala, 1976 Chevy Laguna, 1988 Chevy S-10 pickup (his first car at age 16), 1955 Chevy Bel-Air, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, an Australian-made Holden Commodore, and a 1956 Chevy Nomad.
Over the years, he’s sold cars in his collection. He’s also got a racecar graveyard on his North Carolina property. The collection of 10 cars come from actual race wrecks. His own No. 88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet Impala sits in the woods, a victim of Brad Keselowski in a Feb. 2010 track incident at Daytona.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rescued His Wife From a Jellyfish Sting
Last week on his podcast, Junior talked about a recent beach trip to save his wife Amy from a nasty jellyfish sting.
And, to the surprise of many, he didn’t have to drop trou at the beach to do it.
Junior said Amy and their eldest daughter, Isla, were at a busy beach when Amy stepped on a jellyfish. He said the two got into a conversation about whether he should pee on her foot to relieve the sting. Shows like “Friends” and movies like 2007’s “Heartbreak Kid” have kept the urban myth going.
In pain, the family rearranged their stuff for privacy. Junior dug a hole, Amy put her foot in the hole, and the rest is history.
According to the race car driver, Amy said Junior “saved his life.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said: “She was hurting! No, no, no. You can’t understate the pain of a jellyfish sting. You can’t understate this.”
Needless to say, health care professionals do not advise the maneuver. The Cleveland Clinic said that urinating on a sting could cause more pain. They also prescribed other things, like rubbing saltwater on the area to wash off the tentacles.
Junior’s Team Makes Announcement
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry would have a full ride in next year’s 2022 Xfinity Racing Series.
According to sportscasting.com, the 30-year-old Berry has had an up-and-down season but recently won at Martinsville.