Jeffrey Earnhardt

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Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jeffrey Earnhardt 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg
Earnhardt at Road America in 2014
Born (1989-06-22) June 22, 1989 (age 28)
Mooresville, North Carolina
Awards 2007 Busch East Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
58 races run over 3 years
Car no., team No. 27 (Richard Childress Racing)
2017 position 36th
Best finish 36th (2017)
First race 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond)
Last race 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
66 races run over 6 years
2015 position 35th
Best finish 18th (2014)
First race 2009 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2015 Great Clips 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
10 races run over 2 years
Best finish 38th (2011)
First race 2009 CampingWorld.com 200 (Gateway)
Last race 2011 Coca-Cola 250 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 19, 2017.

Jeffrey Earnhardt (born June 22, 1989) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 27 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.

Family[edit]

Jeffrey is a 4th generation NASCAR driver. He is the younger biological brother of current ARCA Racing Series driver Bobby Dale Earnhardt, middle child of Kerry Earnhardt, nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt, and great-grandson of Ralph Earnhardt. Other than Bobby being his biological brother, he also has 4 other siblings; a half-sister named Kayla, two half brothers named James and David and a stepsister named Blade.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Earnhardt's first race came in the hornet division at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. He scored three feature wins and finished in the top-five in division points, winning rookie of the year. The following year he moved up to the sportsman division at the Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia, finishing the season in the top-10 of the division standings. He competed in the late model season finale at the track as a teammate to RCR developmental driver Allison Duncan.[citation needed]

In 2006, General Motors created a driver developmental search program wherein they looked for individuals they believed to be the stars of the future and invited them to test a late model and a Busch car at two different tracks with the best moving on.[2] Earnhardt made the final cut. In 2007, Earnhardt drove the No. 1 Chevrolet for Andy Santerre Motorsports in the NASCAR Busch East Series. He finished fifth in the 2007 Busch East point standings and won the Most Popular Driver Award at the end of the season.[3]

In 2008, Earnhardt returned to what is now known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for another full season, along with selected Nationwide Series races. Earnhardt was unexpectedly replaced in the car at Dover in September 2008 with Aric Almirola who won the race. When DEI subsequently merged with Chip Ganassi Racing, their driver development program went into limbo, and Earnhardt was released.[citation needed]

In 2010, Earnhardt drove several races with Rick Ware Racing which qualified him to drive on all NASCAR tracks in the 2011 season. He signed with RWR to drive a full season in 2011 and make his run for rookie of the year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. However, he was originally released from the team after offering his driving services to other truck teams.[4] Earnhardt and Ware later reconciled, citing a lack of communication from both parties. RWR ran Earnhardt in the 24 Hours of Daytona where they finished 12th.[citation needed]

Earnhardt moved to the grand-am Rolex Sports Car Series in 2012, where he raced in the GT class for Rick Ware Racing.[5][6]

In November 2012, he announced he would be competing for rookie of the year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013, driving the No. 79 for Go Green Racing;[7] sponsorship issues later limited his schedule with the team.[8]

On April 4, 2013, it was announced that Earnhardt would drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway.[9]

In the 2013 Charlotte testing for Sprint Cup cars, Earnhardt tested a car for Go Green Racing.[10]

For 2014, Earnhardt moved full-time to the Nationwide Series, driving the No. 4 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports.[11] During the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona, he was replaced by Matt DiBenedetto during the first caution period, since Earnhardt had suffered a fractured collarbone in a motorcycle accident during the week.[12] His car was sponsored by The Great Outdoors RV Superstore for the Nationwide series Zippo 200 race at Watkins Glen International where he finished 21st. He would then finish 18th in the point standings and was also released by JD Motorsports after his disappointing season.

Before the 2015 season started, Earnhardt was picked up by Viva Motorsports to drive the season opener at Daytona. He finished 15th in the Daytona race.

Earnhardt made his Sprint Cup Series debut at the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway for Go Fas Racing. When he started this race, he became the 2nd 4th generation driver to compete in NASCAR's top series, with Adam Petty being the first.[13] On September 18, Go Fas Racing announced that Earnhardt would run the majority of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season, except for restrictor plate races that Bobby Labonte will run and road course races that Boris Said will run, with sponsorship from Can-Am motorcycles. He competed for Cup Rookie of the Year honors.[14] Earnhardt joined BK Racing for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, driving the No. 83.[15] He returned to BK for the AAA Texas 500, driving the No. 83 in place of an injured Matt DiBenedetto.[16] Earnhardt then made his final start with BK Racing at Homestead, finishing 31st.

After the 2016 season ended, Go Fas Racing announced that Earnhardt will not return to the No. 32 team next year. In January 2017, Earnhardt announced that he would drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group.[17] The following month, Earnhardt made his CS/TMG debut at the Daytona 500, and in his debut with the team, Earnhardt made NASCAR history as well when he became the first-ever fourth-generation driver to compete in the Daytona 500, by starting 33rd and finishing 26th (career best as of 2017) after being involved in a crash on lap 143. [18] Not only is Jeffrey a fourth-generation driver himself, but he and his older brother Bobby became the first set of fourth-generation brothers in stock car history when Bobby made his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway in May 2017.

MMA career[edit]

Earnhardt made his amateur debut in mixed martial arts on May 22, 2012,[19] defeating Chris Faison by unanimous decision in Charlotte, North Carolina.[20]

Images[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts Ref
2015 Go Fas Racing 32 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH
40
CHI NHA
35
DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 70th 01 [21]
2016 DAY ATL
38
LVS
33
PHO CAL
34
MAR TEX
35
BRI
32
RCH
38
TAL KAN DOV
35
CLT
39
POC MCH
37
SON DAY KEN
28
NHA IND POC GLN BRI
29
MCH
37
DAR
38
RCH
27
CHI NHA
37
DOV
36
CLT
26
KAN MAR
33
PHO
33
41st 159 [22]
BK Racing 83 Toyota TAL
34
TEX
34
HOM
31
2017 Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group 33 Chevy DAY
26
ATL
33
LVS
32
PHO
39
CAL
39
MAR
36
TEX
40
BRI
27
RCH
35
TAL
28
KAN
33
CLT
40
DOV
27
POC
34
MCH
35
SON DAY
37
KEN
29
NHA
33
IND
26
POC
36
GLN MCH
35
BRI
40
DAR
30
RCH
34
CHI
34
NHA
38
DOV
37
CLT
30
TAL
38
KAN
26
MAR
38
TEX
33
PHO
29
HOM
32
37th 128 [23]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2017 Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 32 26

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts Ref
2009 Rick Ware Racing 31 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
DNQ
NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW 100th 161 [24]
Key Motorsports 40 Chevy GLN
24
MCH BRI CGV
31
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2011 Rick Ware Racing 41 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT
35
CHI MCH ROA DAY
19
KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 120th1 01 [25]
2012 15 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI
26
CAL TEX RCH TAL
25
DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY
30
NHA CHI 43rd 112 [26]
39 Chevy IND
21
IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV
Go Green Racing Ford CLT
27
KAN TEX PHO
Randy Hill Racing 08 Ford HOM
23
2013 Go Green Racing 79 Ford DAY
22
PHO
20
LVS
26
BRI
32
CAL TEX
22
TAL
16
DAR CLT DOV
21
IOW MCH
31
ROA
26
KEN DAY
33
NHA
25
CHI IND IOW GLN MOH
18
BRI ATL RCH
28
CHI KEN
25
DOV KAN CLT
30
TEX PHO
20
HOM 27th 339 [27]
JR Motorsports 5 Chevy RCH
17
2014 JD Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
30
PHO
27
LVS
33
BRI
32
CAL
23
TEX
19
DAR
20
RCH
24
TAL
16
IOW
23
CLT
25
DOV
30
MCH
25
ROA
23
KEN
23
DAY
33
NHA
23
CHI
24
IND
35
IOW
31
GLN
21
MOH
28
BRI
12
ATL
25
RCH
32
CHI
30
KEN
16
DOV
20
KAN
29
CLT
40
TEX
34
PHO
40
HOM
21
18th 586 [28]
2015 Viva Motorsports 55 Chevy DAY
16
ATL
32
LVS PHO CAL
28
TEX BRI
15
RCH TAL
12
IOW CLT DOV MCH
34
CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 35th 128 [29]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2010 Rick Ware Racing 6 Chevy DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY
30
IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI TAL
32
TEX PHO 54th 413 [30]
47 KEN
28
NHA LVS
18
MAR HOM
26
2011 1 DAY
7
PHO
19
DAR
20
MAR
34
NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL
34
MAR TEX HOM 38th 106 [31]

Camping World East Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World East Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NCWESC Pts Ref
2007 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 Chevy GRE
6
SBO
20
STA
12
NHA
15
TMP
14
MCM
4
ADI
24
LRP
5
MFD
5
NHA
11
DOV
3
5th 1736 [32]
11 ELK
16
IOW
7
2008 8 GRE
23
SBO
7
GLN
2
NHA
34
TMP
5
MCM
19
ADI
4
LRP
18
MFD
10
NHA
14
DOV STA 15th 1416 [33]
08 IOW
4
2009 Dave Davis 03 Chevy GRE TRI IOW
3
SBO GLN NHA TMP ADI LRP NHA DOV 49th 165 [34]

Pinty's Series[edit]

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Car owner No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Pts Ref
2016 Dave Jacombs 36 Ford MOS SUN CHA ICA TOR EDM WYA TRO
7
RIV MOS STE KAW 45th 37 [35]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2011 GT 47 United States Rick Ware Racing Porsche GT3 Cup United States Scott Monroe
United States Doug Harrington
United States Maurice Hull
United States Brett Sandberg
635 25 11
2012 GT 15 United States Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang United States Chris Cook
United States Timmy Hill
United States Doug Harrington
United States John Ware
256 51 DNF 38 DNF

References[edit]

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