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It’s a family affair for JR Motorsports at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. Jeffrey Earnhardt, the 23-year old son of Kerry Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s nephew, will be driving the No. 5 CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet. It will be his first time behind the wheel of this car.
In a press release on JRMracing.com, the young Earnhardt expressed his gratitude towards his uncle. “This whole experience has been awesome for me. I can’t thank Kelley and Dale Jr. enough for this chance,” he said. “Hopefully I can go and represent them well and give the fans a good show. My goal this year is to get as much seat time as I can to learn and become a better driver.”
He had no idea his uncle was even considering him as potential driver for the No. 5 car.
“I was really surprised when Dale Jr. called me about this. I’ve never really gone and asked for a ride. I want to make sure I earn what I get,” he said.
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