UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
                                February 8, 2005

                           DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Tennessee                000-50360               62-1564496
 (State or other jurisdiction      (Commission             (IRS Employer
        of incorporation)          File Number)          Identification No.)

            1281 Murfreesboro Road
             Nashville, Tennessee                         37217
  (Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 399-4700

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02.   Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

     On February 8, 2005, Direct General Corporation issued a press release
announcing its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2004. A copy
of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

       (c)   Exhibits.

             The following exhibit is filed herewith and made a part hereof:

             Exhibit No.       Description
             -----------       -----------
             99       --       Press Release dated February 8, 2005.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 8, 2005

                                             DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION

                                             By: /s/ Ronald F. Wilson
                                                 Ronald F. Wilson