JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

Jeffrey Earnhardt is the grandson of 7 Time NASCAR Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt and nephew of this generation’s 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 Euro Series.  He is absolutely committed to “Earning Earnhardt” and has his sights set on becoming a NASCAR Champion.

Earnhardt to Pilot the No. 26 ForeverLawn Toyota GR Supra

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 23, 2024) – Sam Hunt Racing (SHR) announced today that Jeffrey Earnhardt will return to SHR to pilot the No. 26 Toyota GR Supra for multiple races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2024 in partnership with ForeverLawn. Earnhardt’s first race of the season will take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 24th.
“Jeffrey is a great guy that everyone enjoys being around and working with,” said Sam Hunt. “We’ve had some great conversations over the past couple months and know he is committed to the program, as well as to the TRD family. His experience and full perspective view on the sport is always refreshing, and feel we had great speed together in 2022. I’m excited to build on that momentum and pick up where we left off and look forward to welcoming the ForeverLawn family back to the Sam Hunt Racing camp.”
Earnhardt, a 34-year-old NXS veteran, will rejoin SHR and the Toyota Racing family. Overall, he has 161 starts in the NXS, racking up two top-5 and five top-10 finishes, including one pole starting position. In 2022, when Earnhardt competed in seven events for SHR, he gathered a top-10 finish at Nashville Superspeedway, finishing seventh, along with several other strong runs.
“I’m really excited to be returning to Sam Hunt Racing and the TRD family,” said Jeffrey Earnhardt. “We had strong races in 2022 and I feel like we have some unfinished business. Sam’s program continues to impress, and Toyota makes me feel so welcome. I know this is the right move and can’t wait to get back in the ForeverLawn GR Supra with Sam & team.”
ForeverLawn, the leader in the synthetic turf industry and represented by dealers throughout North America, will return with Earnhardt to the SHR family in 2024, marking his fourth season with ForeverLawn while piloting the fan-favorite Black and Green Grass Machine.
“We are so excited to be back together with Sam Hunt and the whole SHR team,” said Dale Karmie, co-founder of ForeverLawn. “We have watched them develop over the past few years and believe they give Jeffrey a great shot at top-tier finishes. Additionally, we align with Sam very closely on our values. And Jeffrey? He is just a hardworking, dedicated young man who is earning his way up the ranks, yet remains so focused on his fans. We love Jeffrey. God has blessed us with amazing relationships in our time in NASCAR, and we are excited to see what we can accomplish here.”
Earnhardt’s full race schedule with SHR will be released at a later time.

Earnhardt Looks Back at 2023 Season

Posted by Paul in Front page news, News
November 14, 2023
 
Mooresville, NC- The 2023 season is in the books and Jeffrey Earnhardt had multiple bright spots to reflect on during his time with Alpha Prime Racing.  “We had a lot of ups & downs this year but there were several races that gave us reason for satisfaction” said Earnhardt.  “We were running well at a lot of races where the finish didn’t tell the whole story.  In Bristol we were competing with teams in the top 10 for a lot of the race and that happened multiple times this year.  We had some untimely equipment failures that hurt our finishes but I felt like I did some of my best driving this season.”
Earnhardt demonstrated his skills at the super speedways and his short track performances were high points for the team. “I’m seeing him make moves on the track that you see at the peak of the Cup level” commented Vice President of Jeffrey Earnhardt Inc., Nikko Lavey.  “I’ve watched Jeffrey mature into a top driver.  His ability to drive beyond the equipment was on full display this season and if we can get him in more competitive cars there’s no question he will win races.”
 
That bell rang temporarily during the 2023 season when Jeffrey joined Dale Jr. on his podcast and the table was set to discuss the potential of Jeffrey racing for JRM in 2024.  “Jeffrey is obviously very fond of his uncle and when the comment was made about putting Jeffrey on his team I immediately pursued the opportunity” said Lavey.  “We thought Jeffrey racing at JRM was finally going to become a reality but in August I got word that they were going in a different direction and that was tough news.  Without getting into the details, it was a major setback for us on the sponsor front and put us in a position to scramble for 2024 plans.”
 
JEI has partnered with a marketing agency to secure the additional sponsorship required to race in top equipment.  “We’re a bit behind the eight ball right now but the plan is to go for quality rather than quantity in 2024” said Earnhardt.  “I feel like if I’m on a team that can run in the top 10 we will win races.  I’m not sure how many rides we can get due to the change in plans but we’re working hard on the business side of the fence and will press to maximize the opportunities.  I’m blessed with our current partners ForeverLawn and hope to have news to share in the very near future.”
 
Earnhardt has a team onboard and several sponsors returning so expect news to break soon on his destination for 2024.

Bristol: Earnhardt to Drive the ForeverLawn K9 Grass Chevy

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Bristol, TN- Jeffrey Earnhardt heads to the last Colesium for some Friday night small track racing after a very impressive run at Daytona Super Speedway.  Large or small, Earnhardt has a great feel for the tracks and is demonstrating why he has his sights on a future championship.

“The team did a great job at Daytona and we were able to run upfront for a lot of the race” said Jeffrey.  “Finishing in 11th after some chaotic wrecks was a good step forward for the 45 team and I’m looking forward to this evening in Bristol.”

Earnhardt will be piloting the K9 Grass Chevrolet with a large contingency of ForeverLawn guests in attendance.  “We travel big” commented the 4th generation driver.  “Dale, Brian and the ForeverLawn family have a large group of people coming so it gives me an opportunity to have some fun pre-race and show people some small track racing.  I usually have strong performances at Bristol and last season Alpha Prime ran really well here so I’m optimistic we’re gonna put on a good show for our guests.”

The Food City 300 gets underway at 7:30pm ET on the USA network.