Martha Earnhardt, the matriarch of famed NASCAR family, has died
Dale Earnhardt Jr. waits for the start of a testing session for the NASCAR Next-Gen car at Bowman Gray Stadium on October 26, 2021, in Winston Salem, North Carolina. - Grant Halverson/Getty Images North America/TNS

Martha Earnhardt, matriarch to one of the most well-known families in stock-car racing, has died. Her grandchildren, Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr., confirmed in a statement that she passed away on the evening of Dec 25. She was 91. “As we grieve her loss and begin to imagine life without our beloved ‘Mamaw,’ we find solace in knowing she is at peace in eternal glory and in joyous reunion with her husband Ralph and sons Dale, Randy and Danny,” their statement read. Martha Earnhardt was married to famed dirt-track racer Ralph Earnhardt from 1947 until his death in 1973. She was ...