Brenda Jackson, pictured in the middle, the mother of racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. has died. She had been battling cancer for several years. "I'm glad her suffering has ended and she can be at peace," Earnhardt tweeted.
Jackson's journey into the racing world started when she was born. Her father, NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, built many winning cars, including one for racing legend Dale Earnhardt. She married Earnhardt in 1972 and they had two children, Earnhardt Jr. and Miller.
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