JEFFREY EARNHARDT MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER

Jeffrey Earnhardt is the grandson of 7 Time NASCAR Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt and nephew of this generations most popular driver, Dale Jr.  Jeffrey began his race career piloting a silver 4 cylinder Yugo on the dirt tracks of Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. He won Rookie of the Year at the local track and knew immediately that he’d be chasing his dreams to the paved tracks of NASCAR. Jeffrey hasn’t depended on his famous last name for opportunity.  Creating his own company and working his way thru the ranks like his grandfather did, Jeffrey has competed in Truck, Xfinity and Specialty events including the Rolex Series and NASCAR Europe Series.  He is absolutely committed to “Earning Earnhardt” and 2017 begins his journey to become a champion at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level with his Daytona 500 debut.

Notes from Tennessee

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Bristol, TN (April 23, 2017) – Jeffrey Earnhardt will be racing in today’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Superior Logistics number 33 Chevrolet.  The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver has had some tough breaks during the early part of the 2017 season but looks forward to cleaning the slate and getting the program turned around at the worlds fastest half mile.  

 

“When we were running top 10 at the Daytona 500 I was feeling real confident and all of us were in a positive mindset.  We’ve had some mechanical issues and some wrecks that hurt that confidence and now it’s time to pick it up and get back on track” said Jeffrey.  “It’s still early in the year and we have good people on our team so it’s just a matter of focus and determination and we’ll start seeing better finishes.”

 

This will be the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with four Earnhardt’s at the starting grid.  Jeffrey had this to say about the unique circumstances at Bristol today, “I knew Dale Jr. would be out there with me but my dad and Aunt Kelley are doing the start your engines thing so it’s really cool.”  Kerry Earnhardt and Kelley Earnhardt Miller will be instructing drivers to start their engines to begin today’s race.

The weekend forecast is calling for significant rain so delays are probable.  Scheduled start is 2pm ET with Fox broadcasting today’s race.  The Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius/XM Radio will call the race on radio.

The Earnhardt Way

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Mechanical Issue Ends Phoenix Early. Going to California!

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Phoenix, AZ (Mar. 19, 2017) – Temperatures in the car were warm enough to fry an egg but a rear gear mechanical issue ended the day early for the Jeffrey Earnhardt and the number 33 Circle Sport TMG Chevrolet. “This was not something we saw coming and it was really frustrating” said Earnhardt. “Every race is critical to the well being of our race team so when we have a mechanical failure so close to the first green flag it burns everyone up.”

The team had Jeffrey drive straight to the garage to attempt repairs because there was no caution but further investigation uncovered that the damage was too severe to repair in time to return to the track.

The team moves on to California to compete in the Auto Club 400 on Sunday March 26th.

Sundays race will be televised on Fox at 3:30 PM ET and available on Sirius XM NASCAR radio channel 90.