Jeffrey Earnhardt has new opportunities for 2018
Jeffrey Earnhardt drove for Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The team had funding from Hulu, a new entrant to NASCAR sponsorship. The team went on to finish 37th in owner standings.
Back in December, The Motorsports Group announced a separation from Circle Sport. That was a decision that came from Circle Sport owner, Joe Falk.
“We wish them the best”, stated TMG owner Curtis Key, Sr.
The shuffle leaves Jeffrey Earnhardt without a ride for 2018. Jeffrey ran 34 of the 36 races for the team in the previous season.
Yesterday, an update was posted by the Jeffrey Earnhardt social media channels. The crew took to answering the common question.
Jeffrey Earnhardt Update
JEI Crew here:
#1 question of the new year for Jeffrey is, where will you be driving in 2018?
“As you all know, there are limited Cup seats available since the 33 team gave their December surprise to Jeffrey and brought their charter to another team.”
“We found an incredible opportunity that requires a certain level of sponsorship to make things work. In a very short period of time we’ve put together most of the puzzle. Out of respect for all involved Jeffrey has to maintain confidentiality until there is 100% certainty in sponsorship.”
“With the Daytona 500 not far away this deal has to come together in weeks not months. Urgency to execute is understatement.”
“You’ve been super loyal fans and in many cases your encouragement has been the catalyst to power forward during challenging times. There’s no quit in Jeffrey and with hard work, your support, faith and maybe a touch of good luck we’ll be sharing huge news in the coming weeks. As always, THANK YOU! Thumbs up and keep the faith.”
— JE Crew —
In the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season, Earnhardt had a best finish of 26th. He claimed that position three times. The first one came in the Daytona 500. The other, he finished 26th at Dover International Speedway. He then did it again at Kansas Speedway.