Earnhardt Set to Make 2nd Career Start in Kentucky When the NASCAR Camping World Truck series roars into the Bluegrass State for the Built Ford Tough 250 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Jeffery Earnhardt, making his second career start, will...
Earnhardt Set to Make 2nd Career Start in Kentucky
When the NASCAR Camping World Truck series roars into the Bluegrass State for the Built Ford Tough 250 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Jeffery Earnhardt, making his second career start, will pilot the #47 Fuel Doctor Chevy under the Rick Ware Racing banner.
"I'm excited to be back in an RWR truck, and I can't thank Fuel Doctor enough for their support. I'm ready to get to Kentucky and jump behind the wheel again. It seems like it has been forever since Gateway," Earnhardt said.
Per NASCAR rules for driver eligibility, Earnhardt's performance in Kentucky is a critical step in the young driver's development.
"The big picture goal is to get approved for a superspeedway. NASCAR doesn't allow anyone to just jump behind the wheel of a truck and go 180 miles per hour. There are steps I have to go through. Showing that I'm capable to drive in Kentucky is one of those steps, so I know the weight this weekend carries," said Earnhardt.J With veteran crew chief Gary Cogswell calling the shots on a truck that finished 13th at Bristol, Earnhardt has no worries of struggling to meet NASCAR's standards. Like most passionate young drivers, Earnhardt's intrinsic pressure to prove himself is the heaviest load he is taking to Kentucky.
"In this business, respect is king. It's hard to earn and easy to lose. I know NASCAR will be watching me for the approval process, but I want to earn the respect of my competitors. Obviously, That can't happen in one race, but I'm looking for a solid, clean finish this weekend for the team and myself," Earnhardt explained.
-source: rick ware racing