On February 13, 1982, Dale Sr. drove a Pontiac to victory in the first ever Nationwide Series race, then known as the Busch Series.
Yes, he was. Ralph Earnhardt's first Nascar race was on November 11, 1956.
Kerry Earnhardt's first Nascar race was on July 11, 1998 in the Busch Series (now known as the Nationwide Series). It was the Myrtle Beach 250 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. He has competed in seven Nascar Cup Series races during his career.
In 1980, driving in the Winston Cup Series.
The #8 Budweiser car.
Texas Motor Speedway
Dale Earnhardt Jr. did not race in the Nascar Cup Series in 1998. His first Daytona 500 was in 2000.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Nascar Cup Series race on April 2, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also won his first Nationwide race, then known as the Busch Series, at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4, 1998.
Dale Sr's first Nascar Cup Series race was on May 25, 1975. It was the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started 33rd and finished 22nd.
Dale Jr. was 24 years old in his first Nascar Winston Cup Series race. It was the Coca-Cola 600 on May 30, 1999. He was 21 years old in his first Busch Series race on June 22, 1996.
Dale Jr's first Cup Series race was on May 30,1999. It was the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He started 8th and finished 16th.