Dale Earnhardt Jr
Birthdate: Oct 10, 1974
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a roller-coaster year -- he slumped after suffering a concussion at Fontana in April, but he rallied and scored twin wins at Talladega. He finished 11th in points with two wins and two poles.
I remember when his dad died. It really shook a lot of people. I had friends at the race. I had neighbors who seemed to know Earnhardt Sr from his early years.