Fourth generation driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is finally getting the break of his career by getting a start in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet at Richmond.
It seems odd that it’s taken this long for Earnhardt to get a ride from his Uncle Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s team, but it’s allowed to the younger Earnhardt to make a name for himself first.
The reaction from friends and fans has been overwhelming to Earnhardt.
“My phone has been blowing up. The response has been incredible. I received a lot of text messages and tweets from people in NASCAR, and the fans have been great. Between my grandfather, my dad, and Dale Jr., there is such a huge fan base that is very supportive of my family. I just appreciate the opportunity. I can’t wait. I wish the Richmond race weekend was tomorrow,” said Earnhardt.
Jeffrey’s Aunt, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, explained how it all came together.
“Richmond happens to be one of the few races that neither Kasey Kahne nor Brad Sweet are scheduled to drive the No. 5 c...