Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Mother Passes Away At 65


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JR Motorsports announced Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died after a battle with cancer at age 65.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tweeted:

“I’m glad her suffering has ended and she can be at peace. She would be in tears of happiness over the words of support and remembrance she’s been shown today. Our family appreciates it as well. She will live in our hearts forever.”

Jackson was a longtime employee as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004.

Jackson’s was introduced to the racing world when she was born. Her father was NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built many winning cars, including one for racing legend Dale Earnhardt whom she married in 1972. They had two children and divorced several years later. She remarried in 1985 to Willie Jackson, a firefighter in Norfolk.