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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Jeffrey Earnhardt seemed to be a rising star in the NASCAR skyline just a few short years ago. In 2006, after competing admirably on the short tracks in the south, Earnhardt was added to the General Motors development driver search program. After making the final cut in this program, Earnhardt went on to be a developmental driver for his grandfather’s company — Dale Earnhardt Inc.
However Jeffrey Earnhardt’s future with DEI, evaporated when the team merged with Chip Ganassi Racing. Earnhardt became an afterthought as the two organizations shrunk leaving little room for an unproven rookie, as a result Earnhardt’s career began to spiral out of control.
Since 2009 he has bounced around from sub-par team, to sub-par team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and NASCAR Nationwide Series — with little, to no success. Earnhardt’s career flew so far off course that he had a stint driving in the Grand...