Jeffrey Earnhardt is the son of Kerry Earnhardt, the nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., and, of course, the grandson of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. Like every Earnhardt before him who’s gotten behind the wheel of a stock car, Jeffrey fully embraces the impact of his late grandfather’s legacy and has honored the auto racing giant many times over the years.
For his most recent homage, Jeffrey Earnhardt’s throwback paint scheme at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway on May 8th will pay tribute to the Olympic-themed car that Dale Sr. drove in the 1996 All-Star Race.
The Intimidator ultimately finished third in the All-Star Race, which came ahead of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Jeffrey Earnhardt, who drives the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports, will drive his car ahead of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
“Man, this ForeverLawn Chevrolet is beautiful,” Jeffrey Earnhardt said in a statement from his team. “Any time I get the chance to honor my family’s history in the sport, I jump at the opportunity. I remember seeing this car that my grandfather drove as a kid, and I loved it.
“Throwback Weekend is always something I look forward to each year, and I’m so happy that we get to be a part of it once again. I’m very thankful to ForeverLawn for allowing me to run this paint scheme at Darlington. It looked great twenty-five years ago and still looks great today.”
At 31 years old, Jeffrey Earnhardt has competed in the Xfinity Series for nine years. He’s run 109 races, and has racked up three top-10 finishes. Earnhardt has also run 76 races in the NASCAR Cup Series and 10 races in the Truck Series.