She is the biological mother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt (born December 20, 1988) and she is the stepmother of Kerry Earnhardt, Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Junior. Teresa is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated.
Teresa is a graduate of Bunker Hill High School in Claremont, North Carolina where she was on the varsity cheerleading squad. She has a degree in commercial art and interior design.
Teresa met Dale Earnhardt, National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing driver, at a race in the late 1970s.
The two married November 14, 1982. lieutenant was Dale"s third marriage.
They lived on a 300-plus acre farm near Mooresville, North Carolina. Taylor Nicole Earnhardt was born to the couple on December 20, 1988.
Dale died racing the Daytona 500 in 2001.
Dale Earnhardt Incorporated
Teresa headed Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated. (DEI) during four Busch Series championships in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2005 plus two Craftsman Truck Series championships in 1996 and 1997. In late 2006, Earnhardt hired entertainment executive Max Siegel as President of Global Operations to help DEI expand into the entertainment industry.
On July 25, 2007, DEI Merged with Ginn Racing with Bobby Ginn and Thomas Ginn gaining a part ownership in DEI. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing merger
Teresa was unable to retain the sponsorships of Budweiser and United States Army who pulled support following the exit of Dale Earnhardt, Junior.
This was a major factor leading to the merger with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in November 2008 that formed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. In 2014, Earnhardt"s ownership of the team was absorbed by Ganassi which reverted the name back to Chip Ganassi Racing.
When Ganassi was asked why the team released her, he replied "Teresa was a good partner but she was no longer there. So I just bought her share of the team and reverted the name.".