Earnhardt, the 29-year-old grandson of the overdue seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, has made two solid starts in the Xfinity Series this season with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Xtreme Concepts Inc., possessed by Landon Ash, is already an current sponsor of JGR and ridding Earnhardt’s nine Xfinity races as well as others with drivers at JGR in 2013.
Earnhardt will compete in five Xfinity races with XCI Racing this past year and will additionally input two Cup Series races with the organization — both of the season’therefore races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
XCI Running does have a technical alliance with JGR which should minimize the adjustments Earnhardt will need to produce adjusting seats.
“I’m really excited going to the track running with the Xtreme Concept S Racing team. I’m confident that with the Joe Gibbs Racing alliance we’ll pick up where we left off following Daytona and Atlanta,” he explained.
“I presume it’s fair to state that expectations are the identical — topfive finishes. We’re starting off at a great place and we’ve got the cars along with the team to make it happen. It’s business as usual for me personally, also I’m excited about getting to work with (crew leader ) Matt Lucas and the rest of the No. 81 team. ”
He kicked off the 20-19 season qualifying moment at Daytona and ended 1-5 th after directing a career-high 29 laps. He followed up that seven days later with a career-best sixth-place finish at Atlanta.
“I feel like people ’re all curious about how the PJ1 (chemical ) can change the racing at Texas and at which it will be applied. I expect preferred line it’s still the bottom — because we’ve ever found in days gone by — as the surface is still so new,” he explained.
“Texas is indeed fast and when you escape that groove, the vehicle will step out from under you pretty quick. Texas isn’t a trail at which I’ve got a whole lot of experience, therefore that I ’ve spent a lot of time at the simulator also had discussions with Christopher (Bell) and Brandon (Jones) by exactly what to expect.
“& We ’do what we can on our end to become prepared for as many unique scenarios as possible but, at the conclusion of the afternoon, I’m ready to get back to the track and in a Toyota Supra. ”