VirtualGlobetrotting reports that Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 200-acre estate in Mooresville, North Carolina, features a dirt go-kart track and a replica Wild West-themed town built into the property. ESPN estimates that Earnhardt Jr. keeps more than 30 wrecked stock cars in the woods throughout his property.Continue Reading
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. calls his replica Wild West town Whisky River, named after a bar owned by the stock car racing driver. Eanhardt Jr.'s production company, Hammerhead Entertainment, used the town as a commercial set to promote the 2011 and 2012 Sprint All-Star Race. Whisky River contains a jail, hotel, barber shop, church and saloon among plastic statues of cowboys and other Wild West figures. The construction contractors responsible for erecting the town's structures used wood from an old mill in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the birthplace of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
An additional feature of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s home, a property he sometimes calls Dirty Mo Acres, is a large orange Unocal 76 water tower that the race car driver received as a gift from the Talladega Superspeedway. Many of the ornaments spread throughout the Earnhardt Jr.'s property, including some of the wrecked stock cars he leaves in the nearby woods, are gifts that the racer received from friends and associates.Learn more about Art & Literature