About Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jeffrey Earnhardt has a long lineage of racing history. The Great-grandson of the 1956 NASCAR Sportsman Champion, Ralph Earnhardt, Grandson of 7-Time Sprint Cup Champion, Dale Earnhardt Sr. The nephew of this-generations Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and son of a legion of fans, Kerry Earnhardt, Jeffrey understands what is before him.
Jeffrey cut his racing teeth early, in perhaps the most unpredictable fashion. Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia was the first racing venue for the fourth generation driver. Racing a silver #33 Yugo, Earnhardt flipped the 4-cyclinder on the dirt track and was forced to a competitor’s car for the start. The Hornet Division allowed Jeffrey to race unnoticed until he scored 3 feature wins and finished in the top five in the division points, winning the Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2006, General Motors created a driver developmental search program wherein they looked for individuals they believed to be the stars of the future and invited them to test a late model and a Nationwide Series car at 2 different tracks with the best moving on. Jeffery made the final cut.
In 2007 Earnhardt drove a #1 Chevrolet for Andy Santerre Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World East Series. He finished 5th in the point standings and won the Most Popular Driver award at the season end. 2008, Jeffrey competed in the NASCAR Camping World East once again, rallying to (4) top-5’s and (6) top 10’s in just eleven races.
In 2011 Jeffrey competed in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and placed 11th along with a 7th place finish in his Camping World Truck series race in Daytona to start that season. He raced in truck & Nationwide Series races that season and then in 2012 & 2013 Jeffrey moved to Go Green Racing to increase his opportunities and seat time. With each year Jeffrey progresses towards his goal of competition in the Cup Series. 2014 will be the next chapter in that pursuit.