Dale Jr.’s Mother, Brenda Jackson, Dies At Age 65

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One of NASCAR’s most beloved drivers has lost his mother at the age of 65. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver 14 times in a row, but there was nothing to celebrate just one day after Easter Sunday when his mother, Brenda Jackson, passed away.

Dale Jr. previously lost his father 18 years ago in a NASCAR-related crash. According to sources, Brenda allegedly passed away after a long battle with cancer. JR Motorsports confirmed the news of Brenda’s passing in a tweet honoring her life.

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Brenda Jackson’s passing / JR Motorsports / Twitter

Brenda was the mother to both Dale Jr. and his sister Kelley Earnhardt-Miller. She married the famous racer Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 1972 and shortly after welcomed both of her children into the world. It’s also worth noting that Brenda was the daughter of stock car builder Robert Gee, who built rides for several drivers back in the ’60s and ’70s.

Brenda would soon move to North California in the late ’80s after getting remarried so she could be closer to her children and grandkids. Dale Jr. and his wife, Amy, actually welcomed their first child into the world in May of 2018. Sister Kelly actually has three children and one of them is an aspiring racer like some of the other relatives in the family!

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My aunt gave me this old photo of Mom and Dad in my Mammaw’s kitchen in 1975.

A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on Jun 18, 2018 at 6:13pm PDT

Both Brenda and Dale Jr.’s sister was a huge part of Dale Jr.’s Xfinity racing team, JR Motorsports. Both of them can be seen in the JR Motorsports videos online and Brenda has even sat in on some of the podcast segments! The family was incredibly close and celebrated everyone’s accomplishments in life together.

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Love Daytona this time of year. Family together during the start of another amazing @nascar season.

A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on Feb 17, 2019 at 5:23pm PST

Read the official statement below released by JR Motorsports on the passing of Brenda Jackson:

“Known for her wit, charisma and unparalleled ability to cut to the heart of any matter, Jackson became an instant favorite to her friends and colleagues at JR Motorsports when she joined the company as an accounting specialist in 2004. Her sarcastic musings and straightforward approach injected a brand of humor at JR Motorsports that became part of its fabric as it grew into a full-time NASCAR racing operation in 2006 and a championship-winning organization in 2014.”

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New book coming out. It details my experiences with concussions. I kept private notes about my experience dating back to 2012 up to the present. These notes were kept even from my closest relationships. The note taking has allowed me to document my journey. It will give you a personal look into the depths of the injury, and also bring some clarity to why I decided to walk away from full time racing. It was hard to relive, but I hope that writing the book will help others who are feeling helpless. Preorder at DaleJr.com

A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on Apr 25, 2018 at 6:03pm PDT

The family has asked that memorial contributions can be sent to Piedmont Animal Rescue or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell in Brenda’s honor.

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Check out the video below to see Brenda Jackson in action for a special JR Motorsports video:

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