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Report: Dale Jr. obtains rights to name from stepmom

Updated: June 18, 2006, 1:51 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

On Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is driving a car with a paint scheme meant to memorialize his father. But he might remember this year's Father's Day as his first big race that he owned his own name.

Earnhardt Jr. told NASCAR.com that on Friday night, he and his stepmother, Teresa Earnhardt, agreed to terms to legally transfer rights to his name back to him. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Web site.

Earlier this week, ESPN.com reported that Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s name was in fact ...

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