For the first time in over five years, NASCAR will see an Earnhardt in NASCAR for the full season.  After several years as a part time race, Jeffrey Earnhardt has secured a full time ride in the Xfinity Series for Alpha Prime Racing.  He will be driving the number 44 car.

APR President Tommy Joe Martins spoke on Earnhardt joining the team saying, “we’re so excited to have Jeffrey with us next season.  Jeffrey has been a competitor and a friend to me for a few years now. When Caesar and I started this team last year, we both talked about having Jeffrey at the top of our roster – so to see this all come together for 2023, he and I both feel like we finally got our guy.”

Jeffrey is a fourth generation drivers and the son of Kerry Earnhardt – Dale Earnhardt Sr’s oldest son.  He is Dale Jr’s nephew.

Earnhardt spoke on signing with APR saying, “I’m really pumped this came together with Tommy and Caesar. We were evaluating different options and after speaking with them we knew this would be the perfect fit. They are making major moves to strengthen their program and they made me feel welcomed. I’m fortunate to have my sponsors from last season continuing their support and we’ve got some new partners onboard. I’m looking forward to putting on that bowtie and leading this team to their first victory next season.”

One of those sponsors is ForeverLawn; whose CEO Dale Karmie spoke on continuing their relationship with Earnhardt saying, “we are thrilled that Jeffrey Earnhardt will be back in the Black and Green Grass Machine in 2023.  Jeffrey is a great driver, we just need to get him on the track more. We can’t wait to see what this year brings. We are blessed to have such great partners whose support continues to make this possible. We are also excited to continue bringing the message of hope from Pastor Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries. We’ll see you out on the track!”

Earnhardt sat on the pole this past season at Talladega and came up just one position short of the win, coming in second.

Feature photo credit: Jeffrey Earnhardt Road America 2013.jpg