Hey everyone, I just got this press release 15 minutes ago:
Rick Ware Racing is proud to announce Jeffrey Earnhardt (JE4) has joined RWR for the 2010 season.
The 4th generation driver,( Ralph Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Kerry Earnhardt) will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Gateway International Raceway on Friday July 16th in the #6 Fuel Doctor USA Chevy for the running of the CampingWorld.com 200.
Jeffrey, the great grandson of Ralph Earnhardt, Grandson of 7-Time Cup Series Champion Dale Earnhardt, son of NASCAR veteran Kerry Earnhardt and nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a locked-in guaranteed starting position for the event based off of the Rick Ware Racing’s #6 Owner Points.
"It feels great to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with RWR and Fuel Doctor. Having the guaranteed starting position allows us to focus on race trim and being towards the front rather than trying to make the race," stated Earnhardt.
JE4 will be teamed up with Crew Chief Gary Cogswell , a winning crew chief in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, and was a key component in Marcos Ambrose’s development with JTG Wood Brothers and truck chief, Kevin Heins.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will have another strong rookie in his stable as he will be a teammate to Brett Butler in the #47 Fuel Doctor USA Chevrolet, which is 17th in the drivers point standings.
"I got to meet Brett a few weeks ago and we meshed really well. I think we will be able to share some information and get both Fuel Doctor Chevys towards the front. Brett has shown a lot of skill in a short period of time in the trucks and the two of us will bring our "A" game to Gateway!"
Jeffrey will be racing against Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops, Grandson of Richard Childress, marking a race between grandchildren of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and his car owner, Richard Childress. Dillon is coming off his first career truck victory last week.
"I have always been close to Austin, and I feel that both of us competing against each other will bring excitement to an already great series. His win was really cool and I was very proud of him and I look forward to having the opportunity to do the same with RWR and Fuel Doctor," stated Jeffrey.
JE4 will race a progressive schedule, racing at Gateway and other events to gain approval to race at Talladega, providing the components to be approved for Daytona in 2011 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
"Our goal is to get ready for 2011 and a full season. In order to do that we have be approved at different tracks and I am ready for the challenge.
Fuel Doctor USA, the primary sponsor for Jeffrey at Gateway, has supported Rick Ware Racing in 2010 with drivers Stanton Barrett and Chrissy Wallace in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, drivers Brett Butler and JC Stout in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Timmy Hill in the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series and ARCA Remax Series.
Fuel Doctor President and CEO, Mark Soffa stated, "We are very excited to welcome JE4 into the Fuel Doctor Racing Family. We look forward to a very bright future with Jeffrey and all of our drivers!"
Jeffrey Earnhardt will be signing autographs with Fuel Doctor team mate Brett Butler at Gateway International Raceway and will handout commemorative shirts to the first 350 fans in line for the autograph signing at 3:15pm on Friday July 16th.