Teresa Earnhardt (née Houston; born October 29, 1958) is the third wife and widow of Dale Earnhardt.
She is the biological mother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt (born December 20, 1988) and she is the stepmother of Kerry Earnhardt, Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
It has been 15 years since Dale Earnhardt passed away at Daytona in a tragic car crash.
Teresa Earnhardt was his wife and helped take over his company upon his death.
He can check all the boxes in January before Speedweeks in 2017 and assess the circumstances. His life, his health and his family trump any celebratory snapshots from Victory Lane."My biggest concern is you hear these doctors talking about the severity of this injury, and you start to wonder when the doctors are going to say, 'Dale, we advise you not to get back in that race car,' " said Jeff Hammond, a NASCAR analyst for Fox Sports. It seems like this is taking a lot longer than a lot of us ever imagined it would."I'm glad to see him going through the due diligence, but I'm nervous about him getting back in the car, even if they know he's well."Losing Dale Jr.
With no championship to chase, practical matters dicate that Earnhardt should shut it down completely this season and get complete clarity on his physical condition before he even considers getting back into a Sprint Cup car.
Earnhardt admitted after the fact that he should have gone to a doctor earlier after experiencing concussion symptoms following the incident in Kansas.