Jeffrey Earnhardt joins Viva Motorsports for 2015 season
Fourth generation NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt has secured a new ride for the 2015 Xfinity Series season with Viva Motorsports. Earnhardt will drive the No. 55 Fronius USA Chevrolet starting with the season-opening Alert Today 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Earnhardt, the grandson of Dale Earnhardt Sr., has 60 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, running the full season in 2014 with JD Motorsports with a best finish of 12th at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"Jeffrey is a great talent and he will bring a lot to our team on and off the racetrack," said team owner Jamie Dick. "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."
Still looking for his first top-10 finish in the series, Earnhardt is confident this new partnership will be successful.
"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 then with the best welders in the world."