(There hasn't been an Earnhardt in a Ford since Dale Sr. back in 1983)
Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his Bristol Motor Speedway debut in two weeks when the half-mile track hosts the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The fourth-generation driver will pilot the Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang at the site of his grandfather Dale Earnhardt’s first Sprint Cup victory in 1979. It will also be the first time an Earnhardt drives a Ford since 1983 when Dale Earnhardt drove the No. 15 Ford for Bud Moore.
Earnhardt, who is competing full time in the Rolex Grand Am series, has been working hard to add several sponsors to his Nationwide effort and has landed Sam’s Club as one for the upcoming Bristol race.
“Our sponsors have been great partners and having Sam’s Club and MET-Rx on the #15 Ford Mustang for Jeffrey’s Bristol debut is a great way to start 2012,” said team owner Rick Ware.
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