Jeffrey Earnhardt Will Run Cup Races With Joe Gibbs Racing Affiliate

Turns out that hero card with Jeffrey Earnhardt in the #81 that circulated were real. Who know.

Earnhardt will pilot the #81 for Extreme Concepts Racing in two NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019. The team will field Toyota Camrys and have a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. In addition to the two Cup starts Extreme Concepts Racing will also field a car for Earnhardt in 5 Xfinity races. Those are in addition to his previously announced 9 races for JGR.

Both of Earnhardt’s Cup starts this season will come at Talladega. Jeffrey trying to channel his families prowess at the famed 2.66 mile track in Alabama.

As for his Xfinity starts XCI Racing will field a car in the the Xfinity Series June 29th race at Chicagoland Speedway, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway, Aug. 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway and Aug. 31 at Darlington Raceway.

Jeffrey Earnhardt went from having nothing to potentially having the best opportunity of his career. Sticking around, keeping your name out there and growing relationships the old fashioned way forged his way. Now the millionth generation Earnhardt just needs to capitalize on it. A number of guys have “bet on themselves” and Jeffrey is the latest to do it. Can it pay off though?

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