RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jeffrey Earnhardt, driver of the #33 hulu Chevrolet, walks on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Earnhardt may have found an "incredible opportunity," but there's one big hang up


Jeffrey Earnhardt currently doesn't have a ride for the 2018 Cup Series, and he's still searching for a spot for next season.

The Motorsports Group parted ways with Circle Sport, which resulted in the 33-year-old Earnhardt losing his ride.

If Earnhardt doesn't race in a Cup Series race next year, it will be the first time since 1975 that member of the Earnhardt wouldn't appear in a Cup Series race. It would also be the first time since 1979 that an Earnhardt hasn't been a full-time driver in the series.

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One of Earnhardt's crew members said on Facebook that they've found a potential opportunity, but there are still details that need to be worked out.

"We found an incredible opportunity that requires a certain level of sponsorship to make things work. In a very short period of time we've put together most of the puzzle. Out of respect for all involved Jeffrey has to maintain confidentiality until there is 100% certainty in sponsorship. With the Daytona 500 not far away this deal has to come together in weeks not months. Urgency to execute is understatement."

Earnhardt hasn't had much success in the Cup Series, but he's still young and could certainly find another opportunity. If not, the Earnhardt's streak will come to an end.

(h/t NBC Sports)