NXS: Jeffrey Earnhardt Tapped to Pilot Viva Motorsports No. 55

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Viva Motorsports has signed Jeffrey Earnhardt to drive the No. 55 Fronius USA Chevrolet starting with the Alert Today 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt brings with him a wealth of experience for a young driver, having previously competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2009.

Jeffrey Earnhardt, a fourth generation driver, carries the Earnhardt legacy into the next step of his career. The grandson of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. is quickly approaching his 100th start in the NASCAR ranks. Earnhardt looks forward to reaching that milestone and many more while driving a Viva Motorsports race car.

“I am extremely excited and humbled for the opportunity to drive for Viva Motorsports. After becoming friends last season, I knew Viva Motorsports was where I wanted to be,” said Earnhardt. “What Jamie (Dick) has done with Viva Motorsports is incredible. What a lot of people don’t know is Jamie is only 25 years old. He started with a couple cars and has built it into an awesome team.”

“I can’t say it enough how excited I am to be apart of this. Daytona can’t get here fast enough. I also want to thank Fronius USA for coming on board. I’m not the best welder, but what better way to learn than with the best welders in the world.”

Viva Motorsports team owner, Jamie Dick, is also enthusiastic about the new partnership with Earnhardt and Fronius USA.

“Jeffrey is a great talent and he will bring a lot to our team on and off the racetrack,” Dick said. “With Viva Motorsports equipment, Fronius USA support, and Jeffrey behind the wheel, we will be a force to be reckoned with when the season kicks off.”

CREDIT: Viva Motorsports

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