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 champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
StarCom Racing hopes to have two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway next month, team manager Derrike Cope recently told The Racing Experts.
The single-car operation currently fields a full-time entry in its No. 00 Chevrolet for Jeffrey Earnhardt.
“There’s certainly been talk about it,” Cope said. “I think our owners want to do that. We have to really get a few more cars in the stable before I think we really can put ourselves out there to even try and do that.
“I just don’t want to undermine the No. 00 and Jeffery’s effort by any means.”
The driver of the possible entry is yet to be determined.
“I’ll be hopeful we can put a car out there by Texas, whether I drive it or not, we’re still just looking at funded drivers that can bring funding to the team and some young drivers that we could build the program on,” said Cope, who last raced in NASCAR’s top series last November at Phoenix with the organization.