The tabloid’s online arm, NationalEnquirer.com, reports the decision reportedly came after longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann gave Earnhardt "a blistering ultimatum," saying he needed to either marry her, or lose her. “Amy told Dale she wasn't going to be kept waiting in the wings forever,” quoted the Enquirer from an unidentified “friend” of the couple. “She told him she wants to get married after the current racing season is over and have a baby next year. There was no way Dale could say no, since he can’t stand the thought of losing her.”
You can view the online Enquirer article in its entirety HERE. And hey, it’s on the internet, so it MUST be right!