Mooresville, NC – Jeffrey Earnhardt spent much of his offseason training in the gym and pursuing his passion for the outdoors. But ask him what preoccupied his mind 24/7, and it was clearly his upcoming opportunity to pilot the Go Fas Racing #32 Can-Am Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “It was exciting knowing I’d be getting into Cup on a regular basis but the days seemed longer as we got closer to the start of the season” said an energized Earnhardt. “We’ve worked so hard for the past few years to get here and now it’s really happening. Archie, Mason and the Go Fas guys gave me a long term partnership that will enable us to grow the program and the NASCAR charter system really gives sponsors value. To say I’m pumped is a major understatement.”
This weekends Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is the inaugural race for Jeffrey under the Can-Am colors and Go Fas Racing president Archie St. Hilaire is pleased to have the next generation Earnhardt behind the wheel. ” We are very excited to have Jeffrey driving for us in 2016 and have him competing for Rookie of the Year at Go Fas Racing” said Hilaire. This will be Earnhardt’s 3rd trip to Atlanta but first in the Sprint Cup Series.
This race has special meaning for the JEI group and everyone involved in the #32 team. “Jeffrey’s been patient & persistent through some challenging times” commented Nikko Lavey of JEI. “He’s a pretty level headed person for someone his age and doesn’t quit when things get tough. The opportunity to drive for Archie & Mason at Go Fas is outstanding and having a NASCAR Charter at the #32 team insures sponsors enjoy a strong return on their investment and enables manufacturers to focus on a defined number of teams which should strengthen all 36 participants.” Sunday will be a significant benchmark for the next Earnhardt driver in the Cup Series and there’s no shortage of enthusiasm for the future.
Green Flag waives at 1:16pm ET Sunday, February 28th with television coverage on FOX and radio on SiriusXM, PRN.