Jeffrey Earnhardt Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current IMSA and ex-Indy car racer Jack Hawksworth is set to add the NASCAR Xfinity Series on his resume as he’ll drive the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Englishman commented he’s excited to join Joe Gibbs Racing and compete at the 2.258-mile circuit for the first time in a stock car. “I’m excited to be joining the Joe Gibbs Racing team and driving the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra this weekend at Mid-Ohio,” said Hawksworth. “It’s a fantastic opportunityRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a few weeks off, Jeffrey Earnhardt and iK9 have announced their remaining schedule for the 2019 season. Earnhardt has six NASCAR Xfinity Series races beginning with the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing. He will also compete at Road America, ISM Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway for JGR. Kyle Busch will have iK9 as the primary sponsor at Watkins Glen International in August. This will be iK9’s return to JGR after brieflyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Justin Allgaier failed to see the checkered flag after having a tough day in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In front of his and sponsorship’s (Brandt Professional Agriculture) home crowd, Allgaier started off the 200-lap race on a good note after qualifying fourth and worked his way up to second, trying to hold off Joey Logano. Then on Lap 11, his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro lost control on the bottom after battling with Joey Logano.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The first career top-five finish for Jeffrey Earnhardt will always carry extra meaning. With Earnhardt’s No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra carrying the images of the badge and fallen Mooresville Police Department K9 Officer Jordan Sheldon, he overcame the odds. In the closing laps, he avoided several incidents. Earnhardt picked off several positions as he climbed the Alsco 300 running order. With eventual race winner Tyler Reddick and Justin Allgaier pulled away. Earnhardt settled into third, where he earned his first career top-fiveRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH. Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A hometown race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will carry extra meaning for Jeffrey Earnhardt and his sponsor iK9. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300, Earnhardt’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra will carry a memorial paint scheme for Mooresville Police Department’s Officer Jordan Sheldon. iK9, the primary sponsor has chosen to honor the life and service of the K9 Officer. Officer Sheldon lost his life in the line of duty on May 4 during a routine traffic stop. Other teamsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was “Damage Inc.” on the final lap of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama that ended in violent blows for several drivers, putting a damper on what was considered a thrilling 188-lap race. The situation began to unravel once the red-flag was lifted due to a multi-car crash on Lap 182 that ended with Matt DiBenedetto plowing into the back end of Chris Buescher in Turn 2. This led to the race restarting with just four laps to go. The chaos began toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a Talladega heartbreak for several drivers, notably the Earnhardt entity in the closing laps. Coming to five laps remaining in Saturday’s MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, a tight battle for seventh turned disaster as the cruel nature of the 2.66-mile circuit reared its ugly head on both Jeremy Clements and Jeffrey Earnhardt. At the exit of Turn 1, both were in a four-wide battle with Brett Moffitt and Brandon Brown until Earnhardt made slight contact with Clements, sending him loose and started an accordionRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One race after rain washed out qualifying session sent him home, Josh Williams rebounded to earn his first top-10 finish at Talladega Superspeedway. In the typical chaotic run to the finish at the superspeedway, Williams’ No. 36 Star Tron / Star Brite / General Formulations Chevrolet Camaro SS was one of several that sliced and diced through the field. He missed several incidents, including one that set up the final green-white-checkered run to the finish. Williams swerved onto the apron as Jeffrey Earnhardt, Jeremy Clements,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The first time that Jeffrey Earnhardt will face double-duty in his career comes at the track synonymous with the family name, Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt will pilot the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Money Lion 300 for Joe Gibbs Racing. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500, he will drive the No. 81 Xtreme Concepts Toyota Camry for XCI Racing, which is making their premier series debut. Despite 154 combined starts across all of NASCAR’s National Series, Earnhardt hasRead More