Martha Earnhardt, the matriarch of one of the most well-known stock-car racing families, has passed away.
Her granddaughters, Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr., acknowledged Martha Earnhardt’s death in a statement, revealing that she died on December 25, 2021, at the age of 91.
“As we grieve her passing and try to comprehend life without our dear ‘Mamaw,’ we take comfort in knowing she is at rest in eternal glory with her husband Ralph and sons Dale, Randy, and Danny,” Kelly Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt Jr said in a statement.
Martha Earnhardt was married to famed dirt-track racer Ralph Earnhardt from 1947 until his death in 1973.
Martha Earnhardt was the mother of Dale Sr., Danny Sr., Randy, Cathy and Kaye. Martha Earnhardt raised her family in Kannapolis, N.C.
Martha Earnhardt’s son, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., was a seven-time NASCAR champion and the father of Xfinity team co-owners Earnhardt Miller and Earnhardt Jr.