– Mooresville, NC. The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicked off the 2022 season in a big way for fourth generation Earnhardt driver, Jeffrey Earnhardt. The 24 ForeverLawn Toyota had battery issues early on that put it 2 laps down after the change. Earnhardt battled the 23 car hard for two straight “lucky dogs,” getting back on the lead lap with the entire 3rd stage to go. Dodging multiple pile ups throughout the final stage Earnhardt made his way back to the top 15 before the final checkered flag. “It was a great demonstration of this team’s commitment to fight and after a rough start we battled back to a respectable top 15 finish” commented Jeffrey.
Earnhardt moves from the 24 to the primary number 26 for Sam Hunt Racing as he heads to Auto Club Speedway for the second of seven races with Sam Hunt Racing, marking his third NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) career start at the 2-mile D-shaped oval. Earnhardt has two career NXS starts on the 2-mile, 14º-banked oval from the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Earnhardt has three career NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) starts at Fontana. Jeffrey’s thoughts on this weekend: “I’m really excited to to be headed to Fontana after a great weekend in Daytona. We started the season off strong, and I look forward to keeping it going and giving Harvest Church and Foreverlawn a good run, especially at Harvest’s home track.” Team Owner Sam Hunt’s thoughts : “We already feel great about having Jeffrey in our driver stable. Fontana is a home race for Harvest, and it will be exciting to have so much of the Harvest and ForeverLawn family at the track with us this weekend. We haven’t been to Fontana as a team yet, so I’m excited to see how the team adapts to a unique circuit like Auto Club. I know Jeffrey is ready to go and hopefully it will be a solid, successful race.”
The ForeverLawn car has been designed for Harvest.org
and everyone is optimistic about this Saturday’s race.
- About Harvest Ministries: Harvest Ministries exists to connect people to Jesus by creating an inviting, Spirit-filled atmosphere in which all are inspired to worship, challenged to grow, equipped to serve, and released to minister. With locations in both California and Hawaii, Harvest strives to “know God and to make Him known” by placing emphasis on the study of God’s Word and proclamation of the gospel message.Harvest Ministries exists to connect people to Jesus by creating an inviting, Spirit-filled atmosphere in which all are inspired to worship, challenged to grow, equipped to serve, and released to minister. With locations in both California and Hawaii, Harvest strives to “know God and to make Him known” by placing emphasis on the study of God’s Word and proclamation of the gospel message.
Auto Club will be the first of six races that Allen Hart will crew chief Earnhardt. Hart, the full-time crew chief of the No. 26 team, called the shots at Daytona International Speedway with driver Ryan Truex, resulting in a 12th-place finish to start the season. Chris Lambert, spotter for Denny Hamlin in the NCS, will spot for Earnhardt in the Production Alliance 300.