JEFFREY EARNHARDT JUMPS TO NATIONWIDE AT CHARLOTTE
Jeffrey Earnhardt’s 2011 season started with a top 10 finish at Daytona in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. That effort was followed up with several strong outings in the truck races. In Martinsville’s Kroger 250, the 4th generation Earnhardt driver maneuvered his Rick Ware Racing #1 truck from a 28th place starting position into the top 6 before failing brakes on the #31 truck ended the day for both competitors. When the trucks sponsor changed teams, Jeffrey and Rick Ware solidified their partnership and went to work to prepare for the future. That future begins on May 28th at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series Top Gear 300 at 2:30pm, televised live on ABC.
I’m very excited to be back in a car...
“We had a lot of momentum in the truck series and it was disappointing when the sponsor left but that happens in this business and you have to move on”, said Earnhardt. “I’m a competitor. Whether it’s racing on a track or pulling the team together to work with sponsors, failure is not an option. Rick and his team have been great and the upcoming Charlotte race is a new beginning. I’m very excited to be back in a car and we’re thrilled to have Pepsi Max & On the Run stores on the ride.” Additional sponsors include Fastwax.com, Lilly Trucking, Nuts Off Penetrating Lubricant and Peelsplus.com.
“We are looking forward to having Jeffrey in the #41 at Charlotte in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” stated owner Rick Ware. “The past month has been extremely exciting at RWR with Jeffrey making the jump to the Nationwide Series. He will be joining the Sunoco Rookie of the Year point leader, Timmy Hill and the future looks really bright for our organization.”
-source: rick ware racing