Compare that to Kelley, the other billionaire IRL owner, and get back to us......
Teresa was born in Hickory, North Carolina the daughter of Hal Houston and the niece of Tommy Houston, legendary Busch Series driver.
Teresa is a graduate of Bunker Hill High School in Claremont, NC where she was on the varsity basketball team.
If John does buy DEI, the first thing he should do is hire Theresa Earnhardt to run it.
She did a better job of building and running a race team than John Menard ever did. Just 2 IRL championships....pole at Indy in 19, 2nd at Indy in 1999, 14 race wins, 18 or so other poles.
In less than a decade, it had become one of the premier teams in Cup competition, with son and namesake Dale Earnhardt Jr. During his tenure with DEI, Junior earned 17 of his 19 career Cup victories, including a season-high six wins in 2004, beginning with an emotional victory in the season-opening Daytona 500.
But once Junior left DEI for Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, the once-feared company began by the man they called The Intimidator began to slowly disappear.
Paul's ride has more to do with the old man's money than it does with who his squeeze is.
Fact is, though, that he's a better driver than are some of his competitors in Cup, so his place in Cup is probably deserved.
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