Jeffrey Earnhardt rolled off starting in P32 in the Great American Race. Making history, Jeffrey is a 4th generation Earnhardt making his start in the biggest race of the season. Making his dreams of carrying on the legacy of his family's name.
As Jeffrey made his first Daytona 500 debut he has a great group of support friends and family from home Mooresville NC and other places across the country to witness history in the making and to support Jeffrey in one of the biggest races of his career.
Running in the mid 30s into the mid 20s, Earnhardt kept it clean making some adjustments on the car due to some issues with the splitter hitting. During Lap 128, when the big crash came out involving Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer & others; Jeffrey avoided damage, pitted and got 4 fresh tires. On lap 136 Jeffrey got into the back of Elliott Sadler causing the 6th caution of the day.
What a kickoff to the 2017 @NASCAR season! @JEarnhardt1 did a hell of a job! Finish did not reflect the smart racing by this kid! #proudDad pic.twitter.com/uoFx3Ocwlg— Kerry Dale Earnhardt (@KerryDEarnhardt) February 27, 2017
Earnhardt was involved in a crash while running 13th on Lap 141 ending the day. Circle Sport / w TMG called it because of no water pressure and front end damage. Earnhardt finishing P26 in his first attempt in his first Daytona 500.
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Not the ending we wanted but man the guys gave me an awesome car and opportunity gotta thank @CSTMG3330 @Starter @Joefalk33 and Curtis Key— Jeffrey Earnhardt (@JEarnhardt1) February 27, 2017
Images Courtesy of Jeffrey Earnhardt FB, Taylor Trivett & Friends
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