News and Notes:
Heading into this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the No.32 Can-Am/Kappa team will once again be able to enjoy a home race weekend with Jeffrey Earnhardt behind the wheel for the longest race of the season at the fast 1.5-mile speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Sunday evening’s event will mark Earnhardt’s first appearance in the 600-mile event, and his second time at CMS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Thus far in 2016, Earnhardt has seven starts, with his most previous being last weekend at Dover where he finished 35th after starting 39th. The Mooresville, NC native has five career starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a best finish of 25th coming in the spring 2014 event.
Jeffrey Earnhardt on Charlotte:
“I’m really eager to get back on track this weekend at Charlotte. We are bringing back the same chassis we ran last weekend in the Showdown, and we were able to learn a lot during the race that will benefit myself, and the team heading into this weekend. With warmer weather forecasted for this weekend, and having the new softer tire, we still have a lot to learn, thankfully we have 600 miles to get the No.32 Can-Am Ford dialed in.”
Crew Chief Wally Rogers will be bringing chassis GFR-890 to serve as the primary car. This chassis was last ran a week ago in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte. Chassis GFR-802 will serve as the backup car. (more…)