An Earnhardt and #3 go together like cookies and cream, among many other combinations. the NASCAR Xfinity Series‘ Race from April 23 to Talladega Superspeedway will once again see this duo reunite as Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the Chevrolet Camaro #3 during Richard Childress Racing. AlwaysLawn will sponsor the car.
“What a dream come true. The chance to be behind the wheel of the #3 car for RCR, which my papaya made famous, has long been a dream of mine and now it finally is. said Earnhardt. “I can’t thank ForeverLawn enough for making my dreams come true and for being such a big part of my career. I also want to thank Mr. Childress for making this possible. Car #3 is cherished by many people and I know how much it means to him. Giving me this opportunity is something I will never forget.
He is the son of Kerry Earnhardtgrandson of the great Dale Earnhardtand nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Despite family ties, he only made one start for his uncle’s JR Motorsports team in 2013. Much of this stemmed from Jeffrey’s desire to build his career without having to rely on his family, and a much of his departures have usually occurred mid-term. level gear to lagging. His only other stint in top-level cars came in 2019 with Joe Gibbs Race and ally XCI racing, a seven-race slate that saw three top ten finishes and a third for JGR. RCR will give him his next best opportunity in performance vehicles, especially on superspeedways, as a teammate Austin Hill won at Daytona to start the 2022 season as the former RCR driver Myatt Snider had won pole there the previous year.
After running the entire Xfinity 2021 season for JD Motorsports and finishing twenty-sixth in points, he returned to a limited schedule for Sam Hunt Racing and Emerling Gase Motorsportsrecording a better finish of thirteenth in Atlanta for the first.
Dale Earnhardt drove the #3 Cup Series car for RCR en route to six of his record seven titles. Dale Jr. used the number for a single Xfinity with RCR at Daytona in 2010, an event he later won, in Earnhardt’s last #3 start to date.
“It’s great to have an Earnhardt back in one of our cars,” commented Richard Childress. “We think Jeffrey is a talented young driver and I’m confident he will race well at Talladega.”