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.

Next Up for Earnhardt : Charlotte Truck Race

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Talladega, AL – Talladega has always been known as Earnhardt Country and the legendary NASCAR tracks campgrounds and infield certainly served as a reminder that the family legacy is as loved today as it was when the Intimidator dominated this southern jewel.  “I feel like I’m home when I come to Dega” commented 4th generation racer Jeffrey Earnhardt.  “The fans that come to Talladega have become personal friends and the support is amazing.  I feed off the energy and always know we have tens of thousands of people pulling for an Earnhardt victory when we come here.”
 
The Spring Talladega race was Earnhardt’s second competition of the 2024 season after posting a top 10 finish in Atlanta.  “I’m thrilled to be back at Sam Hunt Racing and driving a Toyota” said Jeffrey.  “This season I feel like every time I get in a car we have a chance to win.  We finished 8th in Atlanta and this team is ready for wins.”
 
Dega started with the 26 car having to carve its way to the front after starting from the rear of the pack but in typical Earnhardt fashion,  it wasn’t long before the ForeverLawn Black & Green Grass Machine was running near the front.  “‘I always have confidence I can navigate to the front here so once we got a few laps under our belts I chose my spots and got to the front.  I started to sense something was happening with the motor and then I felt a change and knew it was a wrap.”  
After climbing as high as top 5 the motor blew and Earnhardt had to take the car to the garage.  
 
“It was disappointing for sure but even in that moment I was still pleased to be where we are with the team, manufacturer and future prospects.  I’ve never been more sure that I am where I belong.  We’re getting more races this season and if things go as planned we’ll be racing full time in a Toyota in 2025 and I think we’ll be gunning for a championship.”
 
Earnhardt’s next race is a return to the Craftsman Truck Series on Memorial Day weekend. 

A Little Different in 2024 for Earnhardt

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Hampton, GA- The 2024 season will be unique territory for the 4th generation Earnhardt racer.  Not kicking it off at Daytona and having a reduced schedule will prove challenging for Jeffrey.  “I’m used to starting our season in Daytona so this year was very much a curveball” stated Earnhardt.  “We took our lumps banking on some commitments that were made last year that didn’t come to fruition but we’re making the best of it and building the sponsor base for full time in 25.  I feel like with the ForeverLawn support and some irons in the fire we’ll be in great shape next year. Returning to Sam Hunt Racing and Toyota is a major step in the right direction and if our first run is an indicator of the future I expect we’ll deliver to our fans and sponsors.”

Earnhardt piloted the number 26 ForeverLawn BlackandGreenGrassMachine to a p8 finish after starting in the 22nd position.  “We ran with the big teams all night and had the cars in front of me on the final restart cleared better we would have had a shot at the win” commented Earnhardt.  “I absolutely think we can win races this season and look forward to Dega.”

The next scheduled race is 27 April at Talladega and Jeffreys team continues to pursue additional partners to increase this years races and build towards full time in 2025.

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.