The Earnhardt family is one of the most successful in auto racing history, and another member is ready to join the action on the big stage.
Jeffrey Earnhardt, nephew of current NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr, will make his Sprint Cup Series debut Sept. 12 at Richmond. He’s 26 years old.
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Jeffrey will be the fourth generation of Earnhardts to compete in NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt was a seven-time Winston Cup (now the Sprint Cup) champion and the winner of the 1998 Daytona 500.
His son, Dale Jr., is a two-time Busch Series champion and the winner of the 2012 and 2014 Daytona 500. He’s currently third in the Sprint Cup standings, 89 behind points leader Kevin Harvick.
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