When Jeffrey Earnhardt signed up with JD Motorsports for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series period, it was expected to just be for a portion of the timetable. Twenty-9 races later on, he will certainly have the possibility to run every occasion. On Monday, the group introduced Earnhardt will certainly drive the #0 Chevrolet Camaro on a full time basis in 2021.
After avoiding the very first 4 races of the 2020 period, every one of which were prior to the period was quit as a result of COVID-19, Earnhardt took place to run the remainder of the period in the #0. Two of his beginnings—both roadway program races at Indianapolis and also Road America—was available in the #15. Contesting what was his very first significant Xfinity activity given that he ran the complete 2014 period for JDM, he ended up twenty-third in factors with thirteen top-twenty coatings and also an ideal surface of eleventh at the Charlotte Roval in October.
“We got a late start and the plan was to run six to twelve races but something good was happening and by Bristol you could sense the momentum we were having,” Earnhardt mentioned. “We came home in 15th in our third race and that’s an accomplishment when just a few weeks earlier we had no plans to work together. We had great partners join us and the season had some real bright spots to build on.”
In 102 profession Xfinity begins going back to 2009, he has 3 leading 10s. His finest surface was 3rd on the Charlotte oval in 2019 with Joe Gibbs Racing. He has actually additionally made beginnings in the Camping World Truck and also Cup Series, consisting of running almost the roadway program races in the latter’s 2017 period en path to a thirty-sixth-place factors complete.
“We are all aware we are underdogs,” Earnhardt included. “We’re prepared for the hard work it will take to make the playoffs and with additional sponsorship I think we’ll turn some heads. I’m really excited to return to the No. 0 and look forward to working with Johnny (Davis, team owner) to give the fans a ‘blue collar’ team to cheer for.”
Earnhardt, the nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and also grand son of the excellent Dale Sr., is the 2nd validated 2021 vehicle driver for JDM. A week prior, Colby Howard was advertised to a full time timetable in the #15 vehicle. The group has actually not disclosed prepare for their 3rd vehicle, the #4, given that the separation of Jesse Little for B.J. McLeod Motorsports.