Dale Earnhardt Jr. was inspired by Twitter’s new 50-character screen name policy to add his real first name to his account: #ralph
Millions know the NASCAR star as Dale, but like his father before him, his full name is Ralph Dale Earnhardt.
Both take their first name from Junior’s grandfather, Ralph Lee Earnhardt. Junior’s grandfather is the one who is responsible for getting the family started in stock car racing.
Most true fans new his real name already…but many just figured it was Dale.
Responding to a Twitter follower who asked what his wife Amy Earnhardt calls him, he answered, “She calls me Ralph.”
She calls me Ralph, yes
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 10, 2017