Jeffrey Earnhardt talks “The Driver,” recent struggles

By James Jackson

October 4, 2017

DOVER, Del.—Jeffrey Earnhardt is the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt but there’s more to him than that.

He’s a hard-working, respectful young man who fights for everything he’s got.

All that can be seen in the Hulu original show “The Driver” which follows Jeffrey around his journey in NASCAR’s premier series.

“It’s pretty cool,” Earnhardt said. “It’s neat for them to wanna do that with me and give me chance to tell my story. It’s a pretty cool piece and it made it a lot of fun to shoot.”

Hulu has been the primary sponsor on his No. 33 Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet since the Dover June race, or the last 15 Cup Series races.

Since the Dover June race, Earnhardt has not finished five races and his highest finish was a 26th place finish at Indianapolis.

“We just gotta be more prepared,” Earnhardt said. “We lack on a lot of the engineering side of things, notes. You’re at the highest level, so if you don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle it makes it really hard to go and perform good.

“We struggle with that, we show up and it takes us forever to get our car dialed in. It’s just the lack of notes, not having enough notes to go off of from previous years to be able just show up and make our cars faster.”


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