Earnhardt surprised by 33 ownership split

Rusty Jarrett/NKPPhoto

By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer

When Circle Sport and The Motorsports Group announced their split as owners of the No. 33 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Jeffrey Earnhardt, who was secured to drive the entry in 2018 with hulu backing, was left without a ride despite signing a contract in October.

The news of the split between Joe Falk and Curtis Key came to Earnhardt moments before the official release was sent out.

“I was shocked to say the least” said Earnhardt about the split on his website.  “We’ve been working hard during the off-season to gain more sponsorship and then get a call followed by a press release that they’re making changes at the 33 team.  I guess Joes moving his charter to the 32 car and Curtis will do something at his place so I have to pivot into a new plan.”

Despite thinking he had a ride for the 2018 season, Earnhardt has begun the process of talking to other teams. According to a press release on his website, Earnhardt believes the team he is talking to would be an upgrade from recent seasons. Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt, alluded to the fact that this team would make Earnhardt fans excited.

“I’m speaking with one team in particular that would be a major upgrade from anything I’ve done in the past and if all goes well it would probably bring a smile to all the Earnhardt race fans out there,” Earnhardt stated.

Earnhardt began his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career in 2015 running two races with Go FAS Racing.

One Comment

  1. Sol Shine

    December 24, 2017 at 8:54 am

    What a phenomenal waste of money and energy. It’s clear that this guy is just trading on the Earnhardt name. Pretty much slowest car of every weekend and usually fighting to just stay out of the way. Just give it up dude, you aren’t your grandad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *