Dale Earnhardt’s grandson to race No. 3 Chevrolet

LINCOLN, Ala. — An Earnhardt will after yet again be in the No. 3 motor vehicle for the NASCAR Xfinity Collection race at Talladega Tremendous Speedway upcoming weekend.

Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt will be driving his grandfather’s No. 3 Chevrolet with Richard Childress Racing subsequent Saturday at Talladega.

A fourth-generation driver, Jeffrey Earnhardt fell into the environment of racing at a younger age.

His NASCAR national sequence profession commenced in 2009 when he ran in two races in the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence at Watkins Glen and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Since then, he has competed across all a few NASCAR countrywide sequence putting up 76 commences in the Cup Sequence, 135 starts off in the Xfinity Sequence and 10 starts in the Camping Planet Truck Sequence.

“What a dream arrive real,” Earnhardt explained. “The possibility to be behind the wheel of the No. 3 car for RCR, that my pawpaw made popular, has extended been a desire of mine and now it’s eventually occurring. I can not thank For good Lawn enough for making my goals occur to truth and for being such a huge section of my vocation. I also want to thank Mr. Childress for creating this probable. The No. 3 car is cherished by a ton of folks, and I know how a lot it means to him. To give me this possibility is one thing I’ll never ever neglect.”

In Dale Earnhardt’s 27 yrs in the NASCAR Cup Series, he started off 676 races putting up 76 wins, 281 leading fives, 428 top rated 10s and won the Cup Series championship 7 periods (a record he retains with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson). In the Xfinity Series, he posted 136 starts off, 21 wins, 65 leading fives and 75 best 10s.

You can observe the NASCAR Xfinity Collection race future Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. CT on FOX4.