I was fortunate to have found Teresa."Source: Larry Cothren.
Instead of a birthday celebration for Dale Earnhardt today at the NAPA Auto Parts 500, there is a solitary woman in mourning 3,000 miles away. His family lost a husband, a father, a grandfather, a son, a brother, an in-law.
His nicknames on the racing circuit were "The Man in Black", "Darth Vader", "Ironhead" and "The Intimidator."Teresa: President and CEO of Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Previous Marriages: Dale had two previous marriages prior to his marriage to Teresa Houston.
Quotes About Dale's Marriages: Dale about marriage: "I would rather have been married one time and lived happy ever after, but it didn't happen that way.
Dale's death was due to blunt-force injuries to his neck and head.
How Dale and Teresa Met: Teresa and Dale met at a race in the late 1970s.
Wedding Date: Teresa and Dale were married on November 14, 1982. Mark Bechtel: "He later acknowledged that his second marriage broke up because of his racing; all his money and attention went to his racing cars.
Dale had their wedding date etched into his wedding ring. Alex Tresniowski: "Friends say they survived some rough spots as Teresa reined in Dale's wild side and helped him focus on racing."Source: Alex Tresniowski. According to Bechtel, he said that his family "probably should have been on welfare" because he was not providing properly for them."Source: Mark Bechtel.
Theresa Earnhardt has been seen with Menard's owner John Menard Jr. Rumor has it the pair were together more romantically than business wise.
The Menard's are famous for the Menard's Home Improvement Centers.
Theresa has neither admitted nor denied romantic involvement with Menard as she remains a very private person.
After two failed marriages, Dale Earnhardt found marital and business success with his third wife, Teresa Houston. Born: Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr: April 29, 1951 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Died: Dale: On February 18, 2001, a car accident during the last lap of the Daytona 500, killed Dale Earnhardt, Sr.