Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jeffrey Earnhardt
29-Year-Old Driver  
Gaunt Brothers Racing
Gaunt Brothers Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Earnhardt started roughly half the schedule last season, split among several different race teams. He rounded out 2018 in 10 starts with Gaunt Brothers Racing in the No. 96 Toyota. At the time of this writing that team's plans for this season haven't been announced, but it has been widely speculated that Earnhardt could return and race with them in 2019. In his part-time slate with GBR, he forged just one Top-25 finish vs. four finishes outside the Top 35. It was a challenging situation for Earnhardt and this small race team. If they resume the upcoming season with Earnhardt, it would likely be Mark Hillman calling the shots from atop the tool box. Read Past Outlooks
Signs Part-Time Deal with Joe Gibbs Racing
November 10, 2018
Earnhardt will compete in a nine-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019 with sponsorship from Xtreme Concepts Inc. Earnhardt will make his debut in the No. 18 Xtreme Concepts Toyota Supra in the season-opening Xfinity Series race Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway, reports.
This is great news for Earnhardt. It will be his best racing opportunity yet in NASCAR. He will pilot the strong No. 18 JGR Toyota Camry next season in nine events starting with the season opener at Daytona. Earnhardt should finally be able to show some real racing skill with this very competitive race team.
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March 24, 2018
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NASCAR Draft Kit: Updated 2018 Driver Rankings
February 8, 2018
Mark Taylor revisits his 2018 driver rankings with a February update before Daytona, but Martin Truex Jr. is still on top.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Earnhardt was released by Circle Sport Racing at the end of last season. He's currently a free agent driver and looking for opportunities in the Cup Series in 2018.
Signed with Circle Sport – TMG Racing in early February. Looks like he’ll get most, if not the entire, season in the team’s No. 33 Chevrolet. Earnhardt has only 24 starts of Cup Series experience and not racing very competitively in those efforts. It will be a steep learning curve and big challenge for him to have much impact if he does race the full schedule. Earnhardt is a fan favorite for the obvious reason, but he’ll face a tough test with this small race team in 2017.
The youngest of the racing Earnhardts will make his move into NASCAR's top division in 2016. The son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt will take the wheel of the No. 32 Ford of Go FAS Racing, and take on a heavy part-time schedule. It's expected to be somewhere between 20 and 32 events for the young driver. Earnhardt has 66 starts of Xfinity Series racing over the last six years, but for small ill-equipped teams. He also made just two Sprint Cup starts last season for this very same Go FAS Racing team. It's great to see another generation of the Earnhardt family make it to NASCAR's top level, but we have to be realistic about his chances to impact the series. Due to this team's small size and limited resources, the lack of experience of Earnhardt in Cup cars, the anticipated impact will be very small.
The 23-year-old son of Kerry Earnhardt will get his first taste of full-time action in the Nationwide Series this year. Earnhardt will compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the seat of GGR’s Ford Mustang. The grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. has only had 10 spot starts in this racing series over the last four years, so this season will be a crash-course in full season action. Earnhardt only managed a top finish of 21st last season, so it could be a long year competing with this small race team.
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More Races Planned with Premium Motorsports
June 1, 2018
Expect to see Earnhardt competing in more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with Premium Motorsports, the driver confirmed to The Racing Experts.
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Parts Ways with StarCom Racing
March 19, 2018
Earnhardt and StarCom Racing have decided to mutually part ways for the time being. Earnhardt, the fourth-generation driver, has piloted the No. 00 VRX Simulators Chevrolet for the first five MENCS events in 2018, Jeffrey Earnhardt PR reports.
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Daytona 500 Plans Announced
January 30, 2018
An Earnhardt will be in the 60th Daytona 500 after all. Earnhardt, the grandson of seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. and son of Kerry Earnhardt, will stretch the family's streak of competing in the "Great American Race" to 40 years. The 28-year-old will drive StarCom Racing's No. 00 Chevrolet in the Feb. 18 race and the rest of the season, Daniel McFadin of NBC Sports reports.
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First Daytona 500 Start
February 3, 2017
Earnhardt, a grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt and nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make his first Daytona 500 start later this month, as he has secured a ride as the primary driver of the Circle Sport-TMG No. 33 car, ESPN reports.
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Backup Car at Michigan
Sprint Cup
August 26, 2016
Earnhardt got into the wall in opening practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Friday afternoon. The damage was bad enough that the team will pull out the backup car for qualifying.
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