Jeffrey Earnhardt lands ride in No. 18 car with JGR

Two infamous last names in NASCAR have joined forces for nine NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019.

Jeffrey Earnhardt will compete in nine Xfinity Series races in the N0. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing next season

Xtreme Concepts Inc., a worldwide leader in providing turnkey security solutions, along with training and technology integration to U.S. government, military and commercial clients on a global scale will provide sponsorship for the car.

Earnhardt’s first race in the car will be the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 16.

“I’ve worked incredibly hard for this opportunity and I’ve got to thank Xtreme Concepts for making it happen,” said Earnhardt, the grandson of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt. “You see the level of expertise Joe Gibbs Racing has and the caliber of equipment they bring to the racetrack every week. As a driver, it’s exactly where you want to be. It’s the best opportunity I’ve had in my career and I plan to make the most of it.”

Earnhardt has started 151 races between the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series but this is the first time he has been in a ride with the resources of JGR.

“From the time we first came to NASCAR in 1992, we’ve always put forth maximum effort to have the best possible results on the racetrack,” said Coy Gibbs, Vice Chairman and COO, JGR. “Our Xfinity Series program is the perfect example of what happens when preparation meets execution. We’ve had both up-and-coming and veteran drivers achieve success in our racecars, and that success has translated to the partners they’ve represented. We think Jeffrey Earnhardt has the talent to win races and deliver strong results for Xtreme Concepts.”