Earnhardt to drive for Viva Motorsports

Jeffrey Earnhardt signs on to drive the No. 55 Chevy in the Xfinity Series

Jeffrey Earnhardt has signed on with Viva Motorsports.

Earnhardt will pilot the No. 55 Fronius USA Chevrolet for team owner Jamie Dick starting with the Alert Today 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21.

What Jamie has done with Viva Motorsports is incredible.

Jeffrey Earnhardt

"I am extremely excited and humbled for the opportunity to drive for Viva Motorsports,” Earnhardt said in the release. “After becoming friends last season, I knew Viva Motorsports was where I wanted to be.

“What Jamie has done with Viva Motorsports is incredible. What a lot of people don't know is Jamie is only 25 years old. He started with a couple cars and has built it into an awesome team! I can't say it enough how excited I am to be a part of this. Daytona can't get here fast enough. I also want to thank Fronius USA for coming on board. I'm not the best welder, but what better way to learn then with the best welders in the world."

The 25-year-old grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt finished 18th in the 2014 NXS point standings driving the No. 4 for Johnny Davis. In his first full season on the tour, Earnhardt’s best finish was 12th at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.

Dick, who is transitioning from the driver’s seat to team owner of Viva Motorsports, believes Earnhardt “is a great talent”.

“He will bring a lot to our team on and off the racetrack,” Dick said. “With Viva Motorsports equipment, Fronius USA support, and Jeffrey behind the wheel, we will be a force to be reckoned with when the season kicks off."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Event Daytona
Track Daytona International Speedway
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jamie Dick , Jeffrey Earnhardt
Article type Breaking news
Tags viva motorsports