The fourth-generation racer will drive for Go Green Racing at Richmond.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will be making his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Richmond International Raceway in September, driving the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Go Green Racing with CorvetteParts.Net as the sponsor.
Continuing a family tradition
"I'm really excited to get this opportunity and thrilled that CorvetteParts.Net is sponsoring my debut in Sprint Cup," commented Earnhardt. "The Keens have been very good to me and having their company be part of an important day in my career is pretty cool. I appreciate everyone at Go Green Racing for making this happen and look forward to doing my best to make it a good debut."
This will mark the first time two members of the Earnhardt family have competed in the same race since October of 2005 when half brothers Kerry and Dale Jr. raced against each other at Talladega. Kerry is Jeffrey's father and Jr. is his uncle. He is also (obviously) the grandson of NASCAR icon and 7x Sprint Cup champion Dale Earnhardt. His great-grandfather Ralph was also known as one of the best short track racers in the country.
Reuniting with old team owner
Jeffrey, 26, has driven for Archie St. Hilaire previously in the Xfinity Series, where he has 66 total starts and a best finish of 12th.
"Tom and I have been waiting for this announcement like expectant parents," said CorvetteParts.Net owner TJ Keen. "We are very excited to have Jeffrey back in the CorvetteParts.net (Keen Parts) uniform and look forward to having him wheel the Go Green Racing #32 Ford Fusion at Richmond. We are extremely honored to be affiliated with Archie St. Hilaire and the entire organization. Every member on this team gives 100% week in and week out and their positive attitude and desire is none to compare."
"Mason and I are really looking forward to Jeffrey's first start in the sprint cup series with the 32 team," stated team owner Archie St.Hilaire. "Jeffrey drove for us in the Xfinity series a few years back and worked really well with our crew chief Clinton Cram. I think their relationship will help Jeffrey move up into the cup series a smooth transition and hopefully be the start of something great for the future!"