JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

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JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

JEFFREY EARNHARDT NASCAR DRIVER

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 NASCAR Champion.

Jeffrey Earnhardt Opens Up to Uncle Dale Jr.

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Jeffrey Earnhardt spent some time with his Uncle Dale Jr. this week,  check out The Dale Jr. Download from earlier this week.

 

Jeffrey Earnhardt scores career-best Xfinity finish but wants more

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Moments after finishing a career-best sixth in Saturday’s Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he couldn’t help but think what might have been after restating on the front row with three laps to go.

“It’s a sore career-best, let me tell you,” Earnhardt said after emerging from his No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Earnhardt had never scored a top-10 finish in this series. He knew his nine-race deal with JGR was the opportunity of a lifetime. His previous best finish was 12th at Bristol in August 2014 and at Talladega in May 2015.

Before the season, Earnhardt told NBC Sports: “The pressure to go and get in a car that is capable of winning, that’s the pressure I’ve been looking for my whole life.”

That pressure Saturday?

“Best feeling of my life,” he said. “This is honestly a dream come true.”

Last week at Daytona, Earnhardt led the first 29 laps before finishing 15th. This time, he was at the front at the end.

John Hunter Nemechek’s spin set up the final sequence. The field pitted with six laps to go. Earnhardt entered pit road fourth and exited second to fellow JGR driver Christopher Bell.

The problem was that the inside line was significantly better on restarts. Bell choose the inside and that left Earnhardt on the outside. Bell took off on the restart and held off Cole Custer to win. Earnhardt fell back on the restart after spinning his tires.

“No one could restart on the outside, it was just tough,” Earnhardt said. “When we came out second, I was excited, but kind of bummed at the same time because I knew how tough it was going to be.

“I just hate it, man. You get put in that situation, you want to win races.”

Earnhardt next will be in the No. 18 in April at Talladega. He will next race in the Xfinity Series March 30 at Texas Motor Speedway with Xtreme Concepts Racing, which is aligned with Joe Gibbs Racing

“We should have a strong piece there, so I’m looking forward to running just as strong there,” Earnhardt said.

Jeffrey Earnhardt Atlanta Race Advance

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Overview

Event:               Rinnai 250 (Round 2 of 33)

Date:                 Feb. 23, 2019

Location:          Atlanta Motor Speedway

Layout:            1.54-mile oval

Jeffrey Earnhardt Notes of Interest

  • The Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is the second of nine NASCAR Xfinity Series races scheduled for Jeffrey Earnhardt in the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR).
  • In his first race last Saturday in the season-opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Earnhardt qualified second and led the first 29 laps. Earnhardt’s second-place qualifying effort earned him his best starting spot in 152 career starts across the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series.  And Earnhardt’s 29 laps led were more than he had led in 15 previous races at Daytona in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
  • In addition to leading 29 laps last Saturday at Daytona, Earnhardt also earned stage points for the first time in his career. He finished fourth in the first stage and fifth in the second stage to collect a total of 13 bonus points.
    • Trivia Question: Who was the first driver to put the new Toyota Supra into the lead of an Xfinity Series race? Answer: Jeffrey Earnhardt at Daytona on Feb. 16, 2019.
    • Earnhardt has two Xfinity Series starts at Atlanta with a best finish of 25thin 2014. He also has three Cup Series starts at Atlanta with a best result of 33rdin 2017.

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