News and Notes:
Coming off the final off-weekend of the season, the No.32 Can-Am/Kappa team will head to the “The Volunteer State” with the return of Mooresville, NC native Jeffrey Earnhardt for the 56th annual 500 lap Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
Saturday nights event will mark Earnhardt’s 13th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start (NSCS), and his second at the high banked 0.5-mile track. During this past off-weekend Earnhardt spent the weekend north of the border in Trois-Rivieres, QC Canada competing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series (NPS) at the Circuit de Trois-Rivieres. In Earnhardt’s first career NPS start, he was able to capture a 7th place finish after starting 18th.
Additionally, this weekend will mark the return of an Earnhardt to the lineup of Sprint Cup drivers as Jeffrey’s uncle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has been sidelined indefinitely with concussion like symptoms since New Hampshire.
Jeffrey Earnhardt on Bristol:
“Bristol is definitely one of my favorite tracks. The action is intense and I’ve had decent runs there in the past. I’m looking forward to it and I’m optimistic that we’ll have a strong race.”
Crew Chief Wally Rogers will be bringing chassis GFR-842 to serve as the primary car. This chassis last ran at New Hampshire in June with Eddie MacDonald. Chassis GFR-802 will serve as the backup car.