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Jeffrey Earnhardt gets full-time Truck ride

Posted on: November 18, 2010 6:38 pm
Jeffrey Earnhardt , son of Kerry and grandson of Dale Sr., will drive full time in the Truck Series next season for Rick Ware Racing. Earnhardt, 21, has driven in four Truck races this season for RWR with a best of 18th (Las Vegas).

Press release follows:

If having the number one name in NASCAR isn’t attention grabbing enough, Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has finalized a deal with Jeffrey Earnhardt Inc. (JEI) to place Jeffrey in the RWR #1 Truck for the full 2011 season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“We all want to be #1, and next year, this team will be.  I feel very fortunate to be part of Rick’s team and we have a world class sponsor in Fuel Doctor USA.  We’re thrilled to be racing at Homestead this weekend and next year we’ll make a serious run for Rookie of the Year in the Fuel Doctor Chevrolet.”  Jeffrey Earnhardt said.

Over the course of the 2010 season, RWR and Fuel Doctor have catapulted from an unknown commodity to a top ten team with powerhouse drivers like Earnhardt, Hamilton, Barrett, and Kvapil at the wheel.

“When the green flag dropped back in Daytona, most fans wouldn’t have recognized Rick Ware Racing or Fuel Doctor.  It’s been a blast to see the progression in recognition, as our driver lineup has gotten stronger and the finishes have been improving.  We had a vision with Fuel Doctor from the beginning, and that vision was to grow exponentially together.  We’ve certainly done that, and we’ll continue the growth into 2011,” Rick Ware explained.

Earnhardt, the only fourth generation professional athlete in the world, will launch his campaign for the Rookie of the Year at a track that his grandfather helped make famous, Daytona.

“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for several years and to know that 2011 is a full race season for me with this team is incredible. The equipment & people are top notch and I look forward to being part of Rick’s winning team.”

Earnhardt has spent the 2010 season gaining approval at the various tracks. Starting at Gateway and finalizing it here at Homestead, for a total of five races.

“The series has some of the best drivers in the world, and we know we have the best fans, hands down. Our goal is to live up to the number on the side of the truck and deliver success to our fans and our great sponsors” said Earnhardt.


Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2010 8:47 pm

Jeffrey Earnhardt gets full-time Truck ride

Will be interesting to see what he can do with a full-time ride.  Has had times this year when he's looked good, but then got caught up in wrecks....other races he has looked awful.  This is good for the development as a driver though, start low and work your way up.

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