LOOK: Jeffrey Earnhardt to honor Dale Earnhardt with Darlington scheme

Sprint Cup Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (32) during practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2016 in Concord, N.C. Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports.
Sprint Cup Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (32) during practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2016 in Concord, N.C. Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports.

Sprint Cup Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (32) during practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2016 in Concord, N.C. Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports.

Jeffrey Earnhardt, the grandson of Dale Earnhardt, will honor the seven-time premier series champion with a paint scheme from early in his career during the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4.

While the No. 3 is no longer available, Go Fas Racing will continue to run the No. 32 car Jeffrey has utilized all season. It will feature a blue and yellow scheme, similar to the Wrangler car his grandfather ran during the 198 with Osterlund Racing and Richard Childress Racing.

Image courtesy of @GoFasRacing32.

Image courtesy of @GoFasRacing32.

“I’m pretty excited to have the famous yellow and blue paint scheme in honor of my grandfather for this year’s Southern 500,” said Jeffrey. “My grandfather ran this paint scheme in 1981, when he started the season as the No. 2 car driving for Rod Osterlund.

“When Richard Childress purchased the team halfway through the season it became the famous No. 3 car, so you have that No. 32 connection, so it’s pretty cool to have the chance to bring it back this year. I know we’ll have a lot of fun with it, and hope the all the great fans enjoy it as well.”

While Jeffrey hasn’t run as well as his grandfather or uncle Dale Earnhardt Jr., the fourth generation driver has raced in nine of the first 15 races this season. The son of Kerry Earnhardt will attempt his first race in Darlington at the Sprint Cup level with plenty of history on his side — and his car.

 

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